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North Carolina State Capitol

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Walked the entire grounds for lots of photos! We also completed a self guided tour inside- you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice place to kill sometime

I really enjoyed spending sometime here. There is not much to do in terms of statues to see or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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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 1 week ago

Walked the entire grounds for lots of photos! We also completed a self guided tour inside- you have to go through security so be aware. So much to be learned by the historical markers and statues. We enjoyed the visit!.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed spending sometime here. There is not much to do in terms of statues to see or things to read, but you can just take a moment to relax here. The capitol building offers the ability to take a self-guided but will not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad and I stopped into the Capitol and had a nice little history session. The rooms are great, the artwork was interesting. The roof was great architecture. We really enjoyed the stop in.

Thank Kristin N
Reviewed 24 July 2018

When we visited Raleigh our friends took us to the old capitol and we were very impressed. Not very crowded and a lovely look at NC History. The architecture was fully restored and the attention to detail was evident. The staff are very helpful and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The Capitol is a National Historic Landmark, it has been restored to it's 1840 appearance. It is open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, and guided tours Saturday 9am -5pm for groups 20 or more. The self guided tour is very well done, provides...More

Thank Felecia F
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Great place for a family stroll on the park. A marvelous experience when you have a kid and a spouse to go here. What's more the Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of History is only nearby. So if you are paying a visit...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had a great docent. He spent a lot of time with us and went through the entire building. Some very interesting history there. Going through the whole place is an hour or less and it is free!

Thank rbduncanjr
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely building, beautifully restored to its 1840 appearance throughout. There is a very well done self guided tour brochure available at the entrance. It guides you through each of the three floors providing historical context and pointing out architectural details. We found...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very well maintained building and grounds. Helpful historical information available in all the rooms, pictures, statues. Can do self -guided tours at your own pace.

1  Thank RMitraB
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very interesting visit especially for the historic library and the office on the 3rd floor. You can feel the history just walking the stone stairs gouge by time. Lovely Staff, really quiet visit. The grounds outside are full of statues commemorating veterans of different wars....More

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Robert L
23 August 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
23 August 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