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North Carolina State Capitol

1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA  | More on: Averasborough » | Bentonville »

The building is virtually unaltered from its Civil War era appearance. Completed in 1840, the capitol's house chamber was the site of the 1861 Secession Convention, and the building served several sessions of the Confederate legislature. The capitol was occupied by staff officers of Sherman's army from April to May 1865 and was peacefully surrendered. The capitol's dome was the site of one of the last U.S. Army signal stations. The legislative chambers contain the original 1840 desks and chairs.


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From I-40: on the 440 Beltline, take the S. Saunders St or Persom Street exit. Edenton, Wilmington, Morgan and Salisbury Streets border the Capitol

Visitor Services

Public Restrooms, Information, Handicapped Access, Gift Shop, Tours.

Regular Events

Traditional July 4 celebration; December: Governor's Tree Lighting Ceremony, Civil War Encampment

Available Interpretation

Self guided tours during the week, docent-led tours on Saturdays, interpretive signs throughout building, statuary tour

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Admission Fee

Free, donations welcome


Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.



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