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North Carolina State Capitol

Built between 1833 and 1840, this National Historic Landmark is one of the best-preserved examples of a civic building in Greek Revival-style architecture. It originally housed the governor’s office, cabinet offices, legislative chambers, state library and state geologist’s office. The building has been restored to its 1840 to 1865 appearance.

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Free admission.

Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Sat.,10am - 4pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Guided tours available with advance notice through Capital Area Visitor Information (919.807.7950 or 866.724.8687).

The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark. Be sure to drop by to see our new exhibits on African American legislators of the late 19th century!

Second Saturdays:

June 12 - 170 Years of Carolina Crafts. Join the celebration with a birthday sing-along, cake, and traditional arts including fiber weaving, henna painting, clay, jewelry making and more. July 10 - Images of the Capitol. Examine different vantage points of the Capitol, share an architectural photography clinic, or bring your sketchbook. Painters, photographers and other visual artists will attend. August 14 - Music and Dance. Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring the traditional and diverse music of North Carolina.

Capital Area Visitor Services (CAVC) is now located in the lobby of the North Carolina Museum of History. It is a permanent information and rest center for more than 100,000 annual visitors to Raleigh's state-owned and cultural attractions. Groups of 10 or fewer wanting only to tour the Executive Mansion should call Pat Brock at (919) 807-7948 for scheduling.

Address
1 E. Edenton St
Raleigh
NC
27601
USA
Contact Info
Telephone: 
919.733.4994

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