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North Carolina State Capitol

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Address: 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919-733-4994
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a...
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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Great place to take visitors

I have taken brothers, sister, parents, grandparents all downtown to see the various statues and the capital building. There was something there that peaked everyones's interest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you like to walk and want to get away from the touristy areas then head over to the State Capitol! It is breath-taking! The State Capitol is a wonderful little gem to walk about, if you love history. In 1792 Raleigh was established as the capital and this city named for Sir Walter Raleigh and in 1808 Andrew Johnson,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I have taken brothers, sister, parents, grandparents all downtown to see the various statues and the capital building. There was something there that peaked everyones's interest.

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Alexandria, Va
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

With a bit of an anorak for making it to all the state capitols, it was imparative that I made it to Raleigh. Most state capitols focus on history and notable people from their state - which makes sense. I was glad to see the marker for Virginia Dare and the statue of the 3 US Presidents who came from... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

A quick drive around the block revealed many statues, including Sir Walter.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

A wealth of historic buildings and grounds. The entire capital area is easy to walk around and reach the many historic areas. The original capital building has been renovated and provides a view into the past. I highly recommend it. On Saturdays there is a tour that highlights the key historic buildings.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The historic area of downtown Raleigh is in the State Capitol area. There are a number of churches and restaurants within walking distance. My church is one o the Capitol area churches. I remember visiting the State Capitol for field trips as a child.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I attended a field trip as a chaperone for my sons class and this was one of the stops. I learned a lot from the tour in terms of the history of our state government, and an overall civics refresher. The guide asked many questions of the children following her oratory, and the children answered correctly meaning that they were... More 

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RALEIGH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I enjoyed the grounds but really found the unique statue of George Washington interesting. The old library is my favorite place. Touring the building shouldn't take more than an hour. And there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

As a traveler, the capttial looks like most do. the beauty of the statues is worth going to see

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Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

ask about tours when you arrive. Few in Raleigh and even fewer visitors know about this.

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