NC Capitol Building
Riders from Chatham CBA and Raleigh CBA visited the North Carolina State Capitol to see the past home of the North Carolina legislature. This building is an incredible structure that every North Carolinian should see. The building is completely restored and is something special to see. To stand in the House or Senate chambers and realize that the legislators sat there and made laws even before the Civil War, is an awe inspiring experience. The walking tour is free and takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Bruce Harris of the Raleigh CBA is a local historian and knows everything there is to know about the Capitol building. I was very lucky to have him generously pass on his knowledge of the building and the history of the North Carolina Legislature. All North Carolinians should be proud of this building.
North Carolina State Capitol
1 E Edenton St Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 733-4994 Price: Free
This historic landmark built in the 1830s represents North Carolina's rich history.
Considered one of the best preserved examples of a civic building with Greek Revival architecture, the NC State Capitol stands in grand style in downtown Raleigh. The building originally housed the governor's office, cabinet offices, legislative chambers, state library and state geologist's office. Visitors are welcome to tour the building. Particularly noteworthy: the Rotunda and its statue of George Washington, as well as other plaques and busts of notable North Carolinians. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm
See the web site for more info: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/capitol/stat_cap/tour.htm