Annual Oyster Roast

The Foundation sponsors an oyster roast every fall at the Capitol and on Union Square featuring dancing, dinner and a silent auction. The funds raised are dedicated to the educational and ongoing restoration programs prioritized by staff and Foundation committees.


Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Every year the Governor, accompanied by children, lights the State Christmas Tree on Union Square. This event is carried live on television across the state.

Upcoming Events

Shuckin' and Shaggin' Oyster Roast

Friday, October 12th, 2018

7:00 -- 11:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased here.


Drinks With Sir Walter

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

7:00 -- 9:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased here.




As of May 17, 2021, the North Carolina State Capitol is open to visitors for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm.  Saturday operating hours will resume Aug. 7, 2021.

We're currently hiring a part-time historic interpreter! Click here for details




Conservation and preservation of the State Capitol Historic Site is ongoing with many new projects on the horizon.

Would you like to help the SCF preserve the North Carolina State Capitol and its collections?