North Carolina State Capitol

Designed by Ithiel Town and Alexander Davis, the North Carolina State Capitol is one of the best-preserved examples of a Greek Revival-style civic building. In the rotunda of the 19th-century building, groups will see plaques and busts that honor important people and events in North Carolina’s history. Upstairs, groups can tour the House of Representatives chamber and the Senate chamber, view portraits, and more. On Union Square, numerous statues and monuments can be seen, including post-Civil War Confederate monuments, statues of historical figures, and memorials honoring veterans of several wars.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

Students will enjoy learning about American government on field trips to the North Carolina State Capitol. In addition to touring the House and Senate chambers, students will have the chance to visit the old state library and state geologist’s offices. Through busts, sculptures, historical documents, and other items around the building, students will learn about the Korean War, the Vietnam War, George Washington, the Declaration of Independence, both World Wars, the Edenton Tea Party, and more. Teachers are encouraged to book field trips as early in the school year as possible. Field trips must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, politics, government, civics, historical figures, culture, art, World War I, World War II, Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War.

contact info
Name: Cathy Johnson
Phone: 919-733-4994
Email: cathy.johnson@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30-minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

Legislature Lesson Plan

Field trips to the U.S. Capitol or state legislature can be a powerful learning experiences. Have your students study the history and structure of their state legislature or the federal government. How many members, how are they selected and how long do they serve? How are laws past and who are your representatives? What is the leadership and what are standing committees? When possible, make a reservation to visit your representative’s office.

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North Carolina State Capitol

Designed by Ithiel Town and Alexander Davis, the North Carolina State Capitol is one of the best-preserved examples of a Greek Revival-style civic building. In the rotunda of the 19th-century building, groups will see plaques and busts that honor important people and events in North Carolina’s history. Upstairs, groups can tour the House of Representatives chamber and the Senate chamber, view portraits, and more. On Union Square, numerous statues and monuments can be seen, including post-Civil War Confederate monuments, statues of historical figures, and memorials honoring veterans of several wars.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a great time touring the North Carolina State Capitol while learning about the government. In addition to touring the House and Senate chambers, camper can also visit the state geologist’s offices and old state library. Campers will see busts, sculptures, historical documents, and other items around the building, which detail bits about figures such as George Washington and Virginia Dare, as well as the Declaration of Independence, both World Wars, the Edenton Tea Party, and more. Tours must be reserved at least two weeks in ahead. Early booking is encouraged.

contact info
Name: Cathy Johnson
Phone: 919-733-4994
Email: cathy.johnson@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30-minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

Legislature Lesson Plan

Field trips to the U.S. Capitol or state legislature can be a powerful learning experiences. Have your students study the history and structure of their state legislature or the federal government. How many members, how are they selected and how long do they serve? How are laws past and who are your representatives? What is the leadership and what are standing committees? When possible, make a reservation to visit your representative’s office.

View Lesson Plan>>

North Carolina State Capitol

Designed by Ithiel Town and Alexander Davis, the North Carolina State Capitol is one of the best-preserved examples of a Greek Revival-style civic building. In the rotunda of the 19th-century building, groups will see plaques and busts that honor important people and events in North Carolina’s history. Upstairs, groups can tour the House of Representatives chamber and the Senate chamber, view portraits, and more. On Union Square, numerous statues and monuments can be seen, including post-Civil War Confederate monuments, statues of historical figures, and memorials honoring veterans of several wars.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups will learn about various aspects related to U.S. government and history on tours of the North Carolina State Capitol. In addition to touring the House and Senate chambers, homeschoolers can also tour the old state library and state geologist’s offices. The building’s busts, sculptures, historical documents, and other items serve as a starting-off point for homeschoolers to learn about the Declaration of Independence, the Korean War, the Edenton Tea Party, the Vietnam War, George Washington, both World Wars, and more. Teachers are encouraged to book field trips as early in the school year as possible. Field trips must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

topics covered:
U.S. history, politics, government, civics, historical figures, culture, art, World War I, World War II, Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War.

contact info
Name: Cathy Johnson
Phone: 919-733-4994
Email: cathy.johnson@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30-minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

Legislature Lesson Plan

Field trips to the U.S. Capitol or state legislature can be a powerful learning experiences. Have your students study the history and structure of their state legislature or the federal government. How many members, how are they selected and how long do they serve? How are laws past and who are your representatives? What is the leadership and what are standing committees? When possible, make a reservation to visit your representative’s office.

View Lesson Plan>>

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