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“Nothing to see here”

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 August 14, 2016

Very surprised how little there is to see here compared to most state capitols. Given NC history there are plenty of opportities for a great display but this is undeveloped for now

Thank nelson r
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"self guided tour"
in 23 reviews
"governor's office"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 15 reviews
"north carolina"
in 30 reviews
"senate and house chambers"
in 7 reviews
"vietnam memorial"
in 4 reviews
"architectural details"
in 3 reviews
"nice grounds"
in 5 reviews
"back in the day"
in 4 reviews
"great architecture"
in 3 reviews
"civil war history"
in 3 reviews
"three floors"
in 5 reviews
"andrew johnson"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"fayetteville street"
in 3 reviews
"third floor"
in 5 reviews
"own pace"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

It is the historic Capital. We have sen better but still worth the visit. It a self guided tour. The legislative chamber are still as they were.

1  Thank Donald S
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

It is small and unimpressive, a museum rather than a working state capitol. The new Legislative Building is where the Senate and House meet. The Governor's office is in the building; however it is not open to visitors. The Rotunda had a marble statue of George Washington in the center, sitting wearing a toga! We were told an Italian firm was contracted to carve the statue, and all the Roman leaders wore togas!

Thank AnnC576
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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.

Thank kagatlin
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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 it.

Thank Ande N
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