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

  • February 24:
    Black History Month Read-In

    Saturday, 1 - 3 pm
    Celebrate literature during Black History Month! Hear the words and experiences of African Americans echo through a structure built by African Americans for whom it was illegal to read.
    A special dramatic reading honoring early African American NC lawmakers will open the event. Excerpts by authors, musicians, poets, scholars, orators, and more, will be read during the Read-In.
    This special event is presented by the NC African American Heritage Commission, in partnership with the State Capitol State Historic Site. The event is free, and open to the public.


  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events . . .


View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

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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