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“Alot of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Carolina State Capitol

North Carolina State Capitol
1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-733-4994
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Ranked #21 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Dallas, Texas
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“Alot of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

in this small capital..smaller than my capital ..AUstin, Tx..but there are alot of historic figuers here..and well worth while

Visited March 2013
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Maryland
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“Maybe NC should have succeeded”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Visited the much touted state capitol. There are only two rooms open - the old senate chamber and the old house/congressional chamber. The place has history but that is about all. A statue of George Washington is in the rotunda - the original was destroyed by some "horrible event" which did the original in(maybe it was when a confederate soldier purportedly fell through the roof). The governor's ceremonial office is in the Capitol - go figure - and he wasn't there but you could, as I was told "peek in" - don't know who his decorator is but let's just say it is not much to look at. The grounds are a Hodgepodge of statues and memorials erected over the years - clearly without a plan...NOT attractive. I know the budget to maintain these places in NC has been cut back dramatically over the years and especially with this new administration - shame on them. Any state capitol building should be well maintained - especially the grounds. Maybe some of the politicians should give up some of their perks to revamp what could be a great tourist destination.

Visited March 2013
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Andover, Massachusetts
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“Make sure to look at the old Library on 3rd floor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Beautiful building with great informational placards. A volunteer came and talked to me about some of the rooms and was informative. The old library on the 3rd floor was very interesting. I also loved that a lot of the furniture in the old senate chamber was original.

Visited February 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Check out the architectural features”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Don't just look at the objects in the room, which are interesting but look at the workmanship of the molding, rails etc. They don't make them like this anymore. As you walk up the staircase see the worn steps. You can imagine all the people going up and down them back in the day. The objects in the room are interesting to see also. The old wooden desks and the potbellied stove. Linger a bit and just take it in. Its a step back in time. Enjoy! No elevators for public use, so be careful on the stairs. They have a small gift shop also.

Visited February 2013
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statesville nc
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were there for a FREEDOM RALLY for GRNC and it was very nice. We were able to visit with some of our representatives in both the House and Senate . Had a very good day.

Visited February 2013
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