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North Carolina State Capitol

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Historical building

Many interesting exhibits to see. Now home to the Governor's office, the old Senate and House... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
Statesville, North Carolina
If you're nearby, definitely stop in!

The capitol building packed in more than appears from the outside. Three floors of exhibits from... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2016
Ande N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a civic structure in Greek Revival-style architecture. Though recently renovated, the building does contain some original furniture.
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1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Many interesting exhibits to see. Now home to the Governor's office, the old Senate and House chambers are worth visit as well as the old library and State Geology office.

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

The capitol building packed in more than appears from the outside. Three floors of exhibits from the old senate and house meeting rooms to a beautiful library and a science lab to assess NC's natural resources. It's free, it's pretty fascinating, and I really recommend...More

Thank Ande N
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Not as elaborate as other capitol buildings we have visited, but very enjoyable to be able to wander round this 1840,s capitol building at our own pace on a self guided tour. it was interesting to see the old House and Senate chambers, as well...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2016

Very interesting. Great historical artifacts inside capital. Grounds are very pleasant to walk around.

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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Maybe it's because I live in North Carolina is the reason I thought this place was so amazing. The grounds are beautiful, and you can even tour the inside as well. It is a self-guided tour. History abounds in this one building. Location is great...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2016

This building is actually the second North Carolina Capitol building in Raleigh. The first was heavily damaged by fire and torn down. You can visit the chambers used by the House & Senate until they moved to the new Legislative building a few blocks north...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you're as much of a fan of colonial America as I am, you're sure to appreciate this place. An interesting side-note: this building no longer functions as the state Capitol, as the legislature now holds session elsewhere. This doesn't mean it's still not the...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited the historic house and senate chambers, library, geology room and rotunda. The legislature no longer meets here. Stairs to visitors gallery on third floor are steep. Free self guided tour but guides are available for groups. NC asked General Sherman not to destroy the...More

Thank ebfk
Reviewed May 12, 2016

The North Carolina State Capitol is a great place to visit. However, do not expect to receive a tour guide upon your visit. Unless, we did not receive one. I do think it is good to see what goes on in the Capitol building, and...More

Thank Quentin G
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Whilst not as grand as some State Capitol buildings we have previously visited it's still worth the time to go and see. The grounds show a variety of sculptures including tributes to the 3 Presidents from the state, Vietnam and world war 2 memorials -...More

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Robert L
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We just showed up at the visitors desk and asked when the next tour was. We were directed to wait in the rotunda until our docent came along. I believe the tours started about every hour and a half or so.
Eileen M
August 22, 2015|
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Response from 459leec | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that you are correct. They do guided tours for groups but they don't say how large a group is. To be honest I don't think a tour is really necessary. The city of Raleigh was not on the map when the War... More