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North Carolina State Capitol

1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-733-4994
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history is always good

Family showed me around and gave me some history. Enjoyed the view of where things happen in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Rosa B
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Oakland, California
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This is a very small walk around, not much to look at with limited seating. Very nice open area to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Mingalaba2804
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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"self guided tour"
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"governor's office"
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"beautiful building"
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"north carolina"
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"senate and house chambers"
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"vietnam memorial"
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"nice grounds"
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"back in the day"
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"civil war history"
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"metal detector"
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"park like setting"
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"visiting downtown"
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"andrew johnson"
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"worth a visit"
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"three floors"
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Family showed me around and gave me some history. Enjoyed the view of where things happen in government in N.C.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a very small walk around, not much to look at with limited seating. Very nice open area to relax

Thank Mingalaba2804
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The North Carolina State Capitol building has a fiery history. It is located in downtown Raleigh in the Union Square. The original capital building burned to the ground amidst a mighty fire. During reconstruction a zinc roof was installed. The zinc roof was to safeguard...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you get a rare chance to see one of the state's top admins at work, congrats! However, the best part of the Capitol is the grounds and the beautiful inside both. The center point of Capitol Square and downtown Raleigh, the building is known...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a Beautiful State Capitol and the entire area around it is very nice. Classic buildings and Southern charm all around. Walk to great restaurants just down the street.

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with some friends and walked around the building. It has several monuments out side that you can go by and look at. They are several buildings in the area that is neat to the area.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very surprised how little there is to see here compared to most state capitols. Given NC history there are plenty of opportities for a great display but this is undeveloped for now

Thank nelson r
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

It is the historic Capital. We have sen better but still worth the visit. It a self guided tour. The legislative chamber are still as they were.

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is small and unimpressive, a museum rather than a working state capitol. The new Legislative Building is where the Senate and House meet. The Governor's office is in the building; however it is not open to visitors. The Rotunda had a marble statue of...More

Thank AnnC576
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Many interesting exhibits to see. Now home to the Governor's office, the old Senate and House chambers are worth visit as well as the old library and State Geology office.

Thank kagatlin
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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.
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Eileen M
23 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
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