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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  • December 8 - 10:
    Tree Lighting and Open House

    Thursday - Saturday
    The Governor's tree-lighting tradition at the State Capitol continues when Gov. McCrory lights the Christmas tree on Thursday, December 8th! The festivities begin at 5 with holiday music. The governor and dignitaries will officially begin the ceremony at 6:15. Even Santa is scheduled to make an appearance! The annual holiday open house will begin at 6:30; the public is invited inside to see the Capitol's holiday decorations. From Thursday, Dec. 8th – Saturday, Dec. 10th (from 9-3) the Capitol will have music in the rotunda, and on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 2-4pm, the Capitol will again host Santa and children's storytelling. Visitors are also encouraged to bring monetary donations or new children's clothes (ages 0-12) to our first State Capitol Angel Tree Clothing Drive! We will be collecting until December 10th to benefit the Salvation Army of Wake County.

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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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