For Educators

For information on any of the below programs or features, please contact Capitol staff at 919-733-4994 or 

For Educators

* Fall 2021 Field Trip and Group Tour Update* In-person field trips and guided tours of the State Capitol are unavailable until further notice. When the Capitol can safely and effectively resume these activities, that information will be posted here and on the Capital Area Visitor Services website.

Flyer for Fall 2021 Virtual Programs

In lieu of in-person field trips and guided tours, the State Capitol is currently offering virtual programs! These programs feature LIVE instruction and are offered to classes or groups at no cost. All programs are offered weekly on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays at 10am & 1pm from September 14th through November 19th, 2021. To sign up for a program or ask questions, contact

Teachers or group leaders may choose from one of four options (listed below) for a virtual program. All programs adhere to curriculum standards. Lesson plans for each program are linked below.  

1.) The State Seal of NC

This lesson reviews the history of the seal and the symbolism of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina. Recommended for 4th grade or younger. State Seal Lesson Plan.

2.) Let's Talk About Voting!

This lesson teaches the evolution of voting using the lens of North Carolina and the State Capitol. It also explores facets of modern elections. Lesson includes a mock election. Recommended for 4th & 5th grade. Let's Talk About Voting Lesson Plan

3.) "The People's House"? Slavery in the NC State Capitol 

This lesson addresses slavery, race, and power through the North Carolina State Capitol. It shows what information can be found about the enslaved African Americans who constructed the Capitol building using primary sources and is designed to fit into discussions of American slavery with tangible, concrete examples from North Carolina. Recommended for High School. Slavery in the Capitol Lesson Plan

4.) Guided Virtual Tour

Using a virtual program, this program explore the Capitol with a guided tour! Recommended for all ages.

Explore the Square!

You can also explore historic Union Square using a scavenger hunt. Look for labels around the square that feature the Capitol's dome. Each label contains a QR code that links to a video explaining features of the square. Learn about everything from the Capitol's anthemion crown to the state tree. Contact Capitol staff for more information.

Learn at Home LogoLearn at Home with the NC State Capitol!

How tall is the Capitol? When was the cornerstone laid? What is in their collection? Who actually works there today? And how old is it anyway? 

Do you have burning questions about the North Carolina State Capitol? Check out our Learn At Home videos where we answer your questions and share our favorite facts and stories about the Capitol. Visit our youtube page and look for the Learn at Home logo. 

North Carolina State Capitol
4624 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4624
Phone: (919) 733-4994