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“A Confederates Dream”

North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #16 of 156 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 August 19, 2013

The grounds are full of confederate generals with little explanation of who they are or context to their actions. Beautiful but insensitive

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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!

Thank Matt M
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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.

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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.

Thank Sandra C
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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.

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