Bringing "The People's House" To Life
Help Support Programs for the Education of Our Children and Preserve The Capitol Building for Generations To Come
The North Carolina State Capitol Foundation sponsors lectures, children’s history programs, concerts, exhibits and the docent program, allowing the Capitol to offer all programs to the public at no charge. The Capitol’s signature special events, including the annual July 4th Celebration, Capitol Tree Lighting and Memorial Day are also made possible by the Foundation.
Visit the Capitol:
The Capitol is open to visitors for self-guided tours Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Public tours take place on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (call 919-733-4994 to confirm) Guided tours for groups of 10 or more may be arranged by calling Capital Area Visitor Services at 919-807-7950 or toll-free 866-724-8687 or visiting www.nccapvisit.org
Learn More About the Capitol:
A National Historic Landmark, the N.C. State Capitol is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of the Greek Revival style of architecture in the United States. The Capitol features a domed rotunda and beautiful state Senate and House chambers, meticulously restored to their 1840 appearance. Until 1888, its granite walls housed all of state government and the NC General Assembly met here until 1961.
Become a Capitol Docent:
The Capitol relies on volunteers to assist with the many student and adult groups who tour the building each day. No previous experience is required, just a love of history, enjoyment of working with children and a few hours a month to volunteer. Volunteers receive training, a monthly newsletter, very flexible scheduling, the opportunity for additional training and recognition dinners