Of the seven districts that comprise downtown, Raleigh’s Capital District is the one which has the most far-reaching impact throughout the entire state of North Carolina. Raleigh’s Capital District is where North Carolina’s governing officials convene and shape history and it welcomes thousands of visitors interested in learning about the state and its rich heritage.
Within the borders of Peace Street to the north, Person Street to the east, Morgan Street to the south and Dawson Street to the west reside the North Carolina State Legislative Building, the North Carolina State Archives, the Executive Mansion and the State Capitol. Marble-faced buildings and manicured lawns seamlessly intertwine the government structures with two of North Carolina’s major museums centered amongst them. Both the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences occupy Bicentennial Plaza, the pedestrian mall that lies between the State Legislative Building and the State Capitol.
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