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North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #18 of 152 things to do in Raleigh
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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.
Reviewed July 18, 2012

This was our fourth stop on our visits to the capitol sites on our recent trip and we definitely enjoyed our walk around the grounds. The capitol structure is very well designed with a lot of nice decorative features. The grounds feature a number of monuments which offer a great insight to the state's history.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

It won't take long to tour the capital but it is worth it. The building is one of the oldest capitals in the county. The legislature doesn't meet there anymore but the Governor's office is still located on the first floor. Also, I highly recommended the Halloween tour where they play you audio from ghosts being in the library.

Thank Jen H
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Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

There is some historical value and information but not as interesting as a state capitol should be.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

A beautiful building. A piece of history. Free admission. Definitely see when in Raleigh!

Thank BarbaraT111
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you like to walk and want to get away from the touristy areas then head over to the State Capitol! It is breath-taking!

The State Capitol is a wonderful little gem to walk about, if you love history. In 1792 Raleigh was established as the capital and this city named for Sir Walter Raleigh and in 1808 Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth President of the USA was born at the Casso Inn in Raleigh. I would tell you more but I would hate to ruin your discoveries by saying to much. But I must add, the oak trees are gorgeous!

Thank lynnroebuck
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