State Capitol

Government – Architecture

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.

Please Note

To schedule a group of 10 or more for a guided tour of the State Capitol or Executive Mansion, please call Capital Area Visitor Services (CAVS) at least two weeks ahead of your intended visit at 919-807-7950 or 866-724-8687. More information about scheduling tours of the state attractions in downtown Raleigh can be found on the CAVS website.

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What's New/Upcoming

  • July 3:
    The museum will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3rd. The museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, July 4th at 10 am.


  • July 4:
    Independence Day Celebration

    Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm
    Join us for some live music, including the ever-popular Raleigh Concert Band, and recent IBMA up-and-comers, Ash Breeze. The event is free, and open to the public.


State Capitol Information

Contact Us

Street Address:
One East Edenton Street
Raleigh, N.C.

Mailing Address:
4624 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C.27699-4624

Phone: (919) 733-4994
Fax: (919) 715-4030
Email: state.capitol@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and most major state holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

Tours

Self-guided Tours:
Monday-Friday

Guided Tours:
Saturday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

Admission

Admission is free. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.


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