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North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #21 of 165 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 it.

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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 as the library and geologist,s office. The building is situated in lovely grounds with plenty of statues to take your interest.

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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 because it is also near many other places you can go for free.

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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 on Jones St. There is a lot of history to see in this building. Tours are self guided unless you make advance arrangements to visit it as part of a group. There are quite a few statues on the grounds surrounding the Capitol so walk around and talk a closer look at them.

Thank Levon M
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