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North Carolina State Capitol: Tours & Tickets

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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 2 weeks ago

The North Carolina state capital building was neat to see and explore the area around it. IT is worth visiting this area because of the free museums nearby and so much history to see and do with the kids. parking was not a problem even...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

I took my lunch break from a Convention and walked up to the North Carolina State Capital Building. It is a great Greek Revival structure, although only used now for the Governor's offices and official functions. It has been beautifully restored to its 1840's appearance.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

We stopped at the capitol building to view the old state house and senate chambers before going to the museums. The state legislature moved down the street in 1963, so this is what they used in the past, but the governor still has an office...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019

I am not much into history but my boyfriend is. I had previously been here years ago but last year we went and I took him here. He enjoyed all of it. He loves history. Great architecture here. I do like the library that is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pawlover
Reviewed 18 July 2019

I have seen many capitol buildings. I wouldn't say it is the best...I wouldn't say it was the worst. The dome is beautiful and the library wa very cool. The otuside statues are also beautiful..Not a bad look for free

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

We enjoyed visiting the state capital. It is a beautiful building with a lot of history. you can do a self guided tour or fall in line with a tour being given. We learned a lot while visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

Although the state capitol is no longer operational, the self guided tour provided an interesting glimpse into N.Carolina's past legislative history, including a look into the old supreme court chamber.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

Road trip! The bronze statues on the lawn and the third floor library are the best parts of this Capitol visit. We had to do a self guided tour since we were there on a Monday. If you want a guided tour, don’t go on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dan949A
Reviewed 30 April 2019

We enjoyed visiting the various monuments on the grounds. The Confederate monument is the largest. I did not see a Confederate flag anywhere on the grounds. We visited on a weekend and the building seemed to be locked.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

My husband and I spent about 45 minutes walking around inside and out, enjoying the beautiful grounds and learning about the capitol history. While other capitols are more interesting, we certainly enjoyed our time.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Robert L
23 August 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.
Eileen M
22 August 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