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North Carolina State Capitol

Activity Overview

North Carolina State Capitol was built in 1840 and is a national historic landmark and housed the Governor's office, cabinet officers, legislative chambers and state library. It still has active Governor's office. The building has been restored to its original appearance and Greek revival-style architecture of 1840 to 1865. Admission to the state capitol is free of charge. Visitors can take self-guided tours Monday through Friday, guided tours are available on Saturday.

Things to Do

  • Take a tour of the state capitol and learn about its history and milestones, the building has a beautiful Greek-style architecture and three floors to explore.
  • The center piece of the capitol at the first floor is rotunda, the dome shaped part of the building contains historic statues, structures and memoirs.
  • At the center of the rotunda is placed a statue of George Washington, there are plaques honoring many important people from the history.
  • You could also visit the Governor's office on the first floor, on the second floor you can see the house of representatives chamber and the senate chamber.
  • There is the state library room on the third floor and the state geologist's office.
  • The grounds outdoor also display many historic statues and monuments symbolizing important events in the history.

North Carolina State Capitol Insider Tips

  • Free parking is available.

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