N. C. State Capitol

Visit the North Carolina State Capitol

PLEASE NOTE: The State Capitol will undergo restoration beginning in September 2019. The scope of this project includes painting, roof and plaster repair, restoration of historic decorative finishes, and stone cleaning. Work is expected to last 6-9 months. The building will remain open to the public, however, for the safety of visitors and staff, certain areas will be closed while work is underway and tours may be limited. We thank you for your patience and appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure the State Capitol maintains its historic appearance and continues to serve generations of North Carolinians to come.    

The North Carolina State Capitol has been the active capitol building of the state since it opened in June of 1840. At one point, the building housed the office of the Governor, the Supreme Court and the chambers of the General Assembly, as well as various other state offices. Visit the Capitol today to learn more about state government, citizenship, and the history of North Carolina and our capital city!

Please contact site staff if you have accessibility needs. (919-733-4994)

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Location and Hours

State Capitol
One East Edenton Street
Raleigh, N.C.

Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and most major holidays
Admission is free


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