Our State Capitol Building -- a landmark we are proud of!
In 1788 the NC State Convention voted to fix the capital within ten miles of Isaac Hunter's plantation in Wake County. Construction of a State House began on the town's central square in 1792.
First occupied in 1794, the building served as the capitol until it burned in 1831. The cornerstone of the present State Capitol, constructed on the site of the former State House, was laid in 1833 and the building was completed in 1840. It is one of the finest and best preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival architecture style.
If you want to step back into history, visit this building! Whether you go inside of it during the day or stroll around it in the evening, it captivates you.
Located only a few blocks from the Convention Center, it's within easy walking distance! Self-guided tours are available anytime the building is open and guided tours are available Saturday, 11 am & 2pm and Sunday, 2 pm. Admission is Free!
In addition to the wonderful architecture and interior, the grounds, Union Square, is home to numerous statues and monuments that have been erected to memorialize people and events in the history of North Carolina. The collection consists of fourteen monuments, most of them bronze on stone bases.
If you won't have time to check it out in person, then take the virtual tour!