Raleigh

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Raleigh Travel Guide

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City Introduction

Raleigh is the capital and one of the largest cities in the US state of North Carolina. The city’s inland location was chosen in 1788 as the site for a new capital of North Carolina, so that attacks along the coast could be avoided. In 1792, Raleigh was founded and named after Sir Walter Raleigh, and over the following decades many institutions were built in the young city, such as the government building, the North Carolina State House.

In 1853, the first statewide exposition was held in Raleigh, and four years later Peace College opened as the city’s first institution of higher education. By the beginning of the 20th century, the population had grown to over 15,000, and streetcars were running in Raleigh’s streets. Throughout the century, the number of inhabitants increased steadily, and the city grew both with new high-rises as well as new suburbs.

Today, Raleigh is a city with a several sights and manageable distances from place to place in the downtown area. You can start a stroll along Fayetteville Street, which forms a north-south axis in the city and the main street of Raleigh. Along the street are the city’s skyscrapers, including PNC Plaza with a height of 164 meters, which was completed as Raleigh’s tallest building in 2008.

There are also several buildings from previous years in Raleigh downtown. Along Fayetteville Street you can see the Masonic Temple Building from 1907, the Mahler Building from 1876, the Federal Building from 1878, the Sir Walter Hotel from 1924 and the Briggs Hardware Building from 1874, which today houses the interesting local history City of Raleigh Museum.

At the north end of Fayetteville Street is the perhaps best-known building in Raleigh, the North Carolina State Capitol, which became North Carolina’s government building upon its opening in 1840. Constructed in the neo-Greek style, the Capitol building was the seat of the state legislature until 1963, when the building a little to the north, the North Carolina State Legislative Building, was commissioned as a modern replacement for the Capitol.

Between the two government buildings are two interesting museums. At the North Carolina Museum of History, you can explore interesting exhibits about the state’s history and development through a large collection of objects. Opposite the historical museum is the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which tells the state’s natural science history.

You can also visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, which is an art museum with wide collections of, among other things, European art from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Northeast of downtown Raleigh is Mordecai Historic Park, which is open as another museum. At the center of Mordecai Historic Park is the 1785 Mordecai House, the city’s oldest house still standing on its original site. The park is also home to the birthplace of US President Andrew Jackson.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Overview of Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital and one of the largest cities in the US state of North Carolina. The city’s inland location was chosen in 1788 as the site for a new capital of North Carolina, so that attacks along the coast could be avoided. In 1792, Raleigh was founded and named after Sir Walter Raleigh, and over the following decades many institutions were built in the young city, such as the government building, the North Carolina State House.

In 1853, the first statewide exposition was held in Raleigh, and four years later Peace College opened as the city’s first institution of higher education. By the beginning of the 20th century, the population had grown to over 15,000, and streetcars were running in Raleigh’s streets. Throughout the century, the number of inhabitants increased steadily, and the city grew both with new high-rises as well as new suburbs.

Today, Raleigh is a city with a several sights and manageable distances from place to place in the downtown area. You can start a stroll along Fayetteville Street, which forms a north-south axis in the city and the main street of Raleigh. Along the street are the city’s skyscrapers, including PNC Plaza with a height of 164 meters, which was completed as Raleigh’s tallest building in 2008.

About the Raleigh travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Raleigh travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the American city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

Raleigh is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

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