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“Alot of history and it's Free”

North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #20 of 150 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Alot of history and it's Free”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The day we chose to visit the capital building the top two floors were closed so inside only left the Governor's office and a few statues inside to view, but the building is Free to see and still a good history lesson. The best part of this visit is the statues available outside and make some great photo ops. The statues include War Memorials to every war from the civil war to Vietnam and several others of important NC history events and people including the three presidents from NC. Great history here!

Visited August 2013
Thank Matt M
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Livermore, California
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Quality self guided tour through this historic, working building. I loved all the old flags on display as well as the stories around them. This is a short tour - about 30 minutes, but very interesting.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Nnella
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West End, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Yikes, major renovation going on”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Finally decided to go in to the State Capitol to find it in a state of repair. Only part of the first floor opened and no access to a ladies restroom. Hoping we can enjoy the splendor of this building in full force in the near future.

Visited August 2013
Thank Sandra C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Monument to Our Statehood”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The North Carolina State Capitol building is only used for symbolic purposes at the swearing in of a new governor and his cabinet. You can read all about it on Wikipedia but a personal visit to see the old Senate and House chambers and the plaques commemorating the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution makes you know that U.S. history has part of its beginning in this building. It is not very big and doesn't take long to take it all in. Don't forget to look up to the rotunda when you are on the first floor in the center. The grounds are repository for memorials to the North Carolinians who served in the many wars of the country. The building and grounds are truly a National Historic treasure.

Visited July 2013
Thank BobB42784
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College Station, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very well maintained center of NC history”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

There are guided tours as well as ample information for making a tour all by oneself. The interiors are very well maintained. They have also done a great job in preserving the state library and a geology study room from way back in the past. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
Thank SrvDutta
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