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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.
All reviews self guided tour governor's office beautiful building north carolina legislative chambers architectural details back in the day entire building great architecture interesting visit the security guard fayetteville street own pace lots of history school groups visiting raleigh history museum
My husband and I spent about 45 minutes walking around inside and out, enjoying the beautiful grounds and learning about the capitol history. While other capitols are more interesting, we certainly enjoyed our time.
Walked the well kept grounds around the State Capital before the History Museum opened and was impressed by the building and the memorial statues which are located all around the building. There is a presidential monument of the 3 presidents born in NC, war memorials...More
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.
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
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 for Independance was fought and the Civil War never touched it. There are a number of statues and plaques around and in the building so, going and walking the area on your own is, in my opinion, a better option than taking a tour, anyway.