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.

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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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  • Month of February:
    Thirteenth Amendment

    A handful of documents changed the character of the United States. The 13th Amendment that formally ended legal slavery in this country is one of them. It will be exhibited at the North Carolina State Capitol for the month of February. The amendment to abolish slavery was passed by the NC General Assembly on December 4, 1865. "The 13th Amendment wasn't just a symbol of freedom; it was indissoluble proof that equality means nothing if it is not meant for all," said Gov. Pat McCrory. "I encourage everyone to take advantage of this rare exhibition to view one of the most important documents in our history."


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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