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State Capitol


This National Historic Landmark, completed in 1840, has been restored to its 1840-1865 appearance. The Capitol is a very fine example of public Greek Revival architecture and one of the least changed capitols in the United States. Beneath the splendid 97 ½ foot high copper dome stands a nationally renowned marble statue of George Washington in a Roman general’s uniform, an exact replica of the original by sculptor Antonio Canova which was destroyed during the State House fire of 1831. In 1840 the Capitol contained the offices of all three branches of government – executive, legislative, and judicial. Today, the former legislative chambers, the State Geologist’s Office, and State Library room are open for viewing. The working office of the Governor is located on the first floor.


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Union Square
1 East Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

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(919) 733-4994

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Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday
1 - 4 p.m.

Public Tours:
Monday - Saturday
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sunday
2 p.m.
Tour time is about 45 minutes.

Admission: Free

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