North Carolina State Capitol Reviews
What a gorgeous and historic place! The oaks and the memorials give such grace to the building. It is off the main branch line of the bus system as well so great idea for a day trip. more »
I decided to visit the NC State Capitol after exploring the NC Museum of History. It is right across the street in downtown Raleigh. The staff was setting up outdoor tents and chairs for a citizenship... more »
The tour guide was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate about the tour which lends to a more entertaining and interesting experience. You do have to climb a lot of steps so be prepared with good shoes. The tour guide was very accommodating and was sure to let us know in advance of tight spaces and narrow climbs so you could opt out at parts of the tour. We had been on a regular tour some many years ago and this was by far so much better. We also had a good group of like minded history oriented people so that made it even better. We finished up with light snacks on the second floor portico overlooking the grounds.
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 on one of the top floors. I personally thought it was the nicest room in the capitol. NC history is interesting and this capitol building teaches you a lot about it. It was pretty cool to see a glimpse of the offices as well that people work in into the building. The staff are very friendly including the security guard. The decor inside is great. The place is clean. Bathrooms are very old school as you would expect in his building. They have not been updated. It isn't a huge building but it is great for what it is. The governor's office is right on the first floor. Monuments outside and inside. Free to visit. I believe they do have tours but we went near the end of the day and they did not have anymore tours. Well manicured lawns and grounds. It really is beautiful outside. All history buffs should visit this place if you are in Raleigh for a visit. Must-see. It is close by (across the street) to the NC Museum of History and NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
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