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“Informative” 4 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.
Smyrna, Delaware
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It was nice to wander thru the capitol building and learn about the history and the staff was wonderful, but it was really, really hot....even in April!

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good for history lovers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I recently visited the State Capitol after getting recommendations from the hotel we were staying. The State Capitol is right in downtown. If you enjoy history, its worth making a stop at this historic landmark. It was free and there are self guided tours available. Its also walking distance to two museums and parking is available.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Restoring to original.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Easy to get to. Parking on streets nearby metered. Hard to get a good pic of the whole building from the front due to trees. Smaller building, easy to navigate. Top 2 levels restored, some nice exhibits about the history of the state and building. Nice to spend an hour.

Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Ordinary building.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A few state capitols are designed much like the national capitol in Washington, DC. Others are of unique design. Ours looks like it was going to be like the national capitol but the architect changed his mind. The building ended up neither here nor there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“The old capitol, well maintained, classic architecture built of local stone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Built by slave labor in the early 1800s. One of the first railroads around carried stone from a quarry to build it. Classic architecture. Old house and senate chambers beautifully maintained. If only the modern legislators were up to its standards...

Visited December 2012
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