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North Carolina State Capitol

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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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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited many state capitals- many are more interesting than this. This one is self guided with not a lot to see Only stop if you are visiting all the state capitals Meh

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only walked around outside but there are several monuments worth looking at. The Capital is free just like the museums around it if you’d like to go inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many historic state Capitol buildings and this one is average at best. It is free though.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Last stop of the day while visiting with grandson.Great way to increase understanding of state history. Close to other museums but need to return to have additional time!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Learn about the history of North Carolina. The building is not as nice as other state capital buildings like Texas. But it is worht the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Wasn't able to get in the capital building (too early in the morning). However, I thought the grounds were very well maintained.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

There wasn’t much to really see - rooms are closed off and not much was visible. Glad we went, though.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I took my sister and her granddaughter at age 14. She enjoyed seeing the chambers of the houses and even ehjoyed the steps. Very educational for a 13 year old.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Robert L
August 23, 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
August 22, 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