Attractions in Raleigh

Raleigh attractions include many historical buildings and areas that can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Capitol Building was consecrated back in 1840 and still houses the governor, lieutenant governor and their staffs. This beautiful building is made entirely of granite. The Executive Mansion is home of North Carolina’s governor and is open for tours. The North Carolina Museum of History provides an in-depth look at different historical subjects, like North Carolina’s role in the Civil War and the Wright Brothers’ famous flight at Kitty Hawk. Admission to the museum is free, making the decision to go even easier. Just 20 minutes east of Raleigh is historic Hillsborough, a former frontier settlement with over 100 preserved historical structures. Today, Hillsborough has more than 40 restaurants, a soda fountain, antique shops and a huge sports complex.

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