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

  • August 2:
    World War I Wreath-Laying

    Saturday, 9:30 - 11:15 am
    The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the North Carolina Veterans Monument on the grounds of the State Capitol to launch the state's official four-year-long Centennial Commemoration of World War I. A procession of World War I re-enactors and others will march from the Legislative Building to the State Capitol at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony, led by Governor Pat McCrory, will begin at the base of the Veterans Memorial at 10:30 a.m. Members of the General Assembly, Council of State, and the state Supreme Court will participate. The re-enactors will remain on the Capitol grounds following the ceremony to answer questions and provide a glimpse of what life was like those who served in the Great War.

  • August 9:
    Under The Dome Discovery Tours

    Join us for one of these special, behind-the-scenes tours of the State Capitol and get a unique glimpse of this 19th century treasure from top to bottom! Ticket price includes the special, guided tour and refreshments on the Capitol portico. Bring your camera and come along! Participants must be at least 10 years of age and be comfortable climbing stairs and being in confined spaces. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Tours will take place at 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:15pm and 3:15pm. Reservations can be made by calling the front desk at 919-733-4994.

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

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.


Self-guided Tours:

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


Admission is free. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

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