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North Carolina State Capitol

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1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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The North Carolina State Capitol is home to the North Carolina Governor's office and staff. It is a... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2017
NCTraveler2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Not worth a special trip, but good for one hour cruise through

For a state capitol, it is pretty underwhelming. Limited access to former legislative chambers... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
jimichongaJC
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed December 2, 2017

The North Carolina State Capitol is home to the North Carolina Governor's office and staff. It is a National Landmark and built in 1840. When you walk in the rotunda, the domed ceiling is impressive. I took a behind the scenes tour so may have...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

For a state capitol, it is pretty underwhelming. Limited access to former legislative chambers, small and dusty library, an office or two. The feature statue of G. Washington and the small rotunda are mildly interesting. The architecture is easily surpassed by some of the older...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We went to Raleigh on a Sunday and it was nice to walk through and read all the history outside when the weather is nice outside.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We had a great tour of the Old State Capitol, tagging along with a school group. The docent had abundant knowledge of interesting historical events and facts. We've visited several state capitols, both historic and working, and there was not much to distinguish this one....More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Very informative tour guides who educate on the history of NC government. Building is no longer in use by the legislature, but the Governor's offices are here. Unfortunately, we were not allow to pass by this section.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, street parking all around. Beautiful statues and canons. Memorials for the wars. Relaxing to walk around the State Capitol. We did not go inside as it was an early morning visit.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We enjoyed walking around the grounds. We went inside for a quick look and that was all we needed. The building isn't impressive but worth a look. We were able to access a small area of the total building.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The statues pulled us into the grounds, very interesting, and beautiful statues, especially the one to the heros of the Vietnam war. We then decided to go into the State Capitol, this was a real find, and gave us an insight to the past history...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did not tour the inside, but the grounds and states are beautiful. Well kept, pleasant stroll around the block.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This place was beautiful with excellent examples of craftsmanship throughout. The support staff was very helpful and informative. and the grounds are beautiful

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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.
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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
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