We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Check out the architectural features”

North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #18 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 February 11, 2013

Don't just look at the objects in the room, which are interesting but look at the workmanship of the molding, rails etc. They don't make them like this anymore. As you walk up the staircase see the worn steps. You can imagine all the people going up and down them back in the day. The objects in the room are interesting to see also. The old wooden desks and the potbellied stove. Linger a bit and just take it in. Its a step back in time. Enjoy! No elevators for public use, so be careful on the stairs. They have a small gift shop also.

1  Thank Barbara B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (258)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

193 - 197 of 258 reviews

Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were there for a FREEDOM RALLY for GRNC and it was very nice. We were able to visit with some of our representatives in both the House and Senate . Had a very good day.

1  Thank lujStatesvilleNc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

While it looks not attractive for visitors as it was almost empty when visited (twice). Pay attention to its surroundings, inside walls, pictures and statues. You will learn a lot there. And if lucky (as we were) you might even get personal attention from "high ranked" elected officials.

1  Thank Eddy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 18, 2012

the State Capitol is in the middle of town, surrounded by a green space. There are monuments and statues and large oak trees. Most of the city parades go though here and you can frequently find photogs getting night shots of the Capitol building.

1  Thank FHBuff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good historic place to visit in Raleigh... recommend to go with kids... Not a lot of things to see, but worth the visit and then walk around the city...

2  Thank Omar S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to North Carolina State Capitol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing