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Group Visits to the Capital Area

If you're looking to book tours to multiple venues in the Capital Area, please fill out this form as completely as possible. A staff member will contact you to help finalize your itinerary and plan your visit. If you do not receive an email confirmation after submitting this page , your submission has not gone through completely.

Capital Area Visitor Services provides scheduling for groups of 10 or more who plan to visit government and cultural attractions in the capital city.

Group reservations can be made by CAVS for the following sites:

  • NC State Capitol (30-minute guided tour)
  • NC Museum of History (1-hour self-guided tour)
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences / Nature Research Center (2-hour self-guided tour recommended)
  • NC Legislative Building (30-minute guided tour)
  • NC Executive Mansion and Gardens  (Mansion 30-minute guided tour) (Gardens 1-hour guided tour)

To schedule your group visit to Raleigh and the state government complex, fill out the form below. Visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance; however, earlier scheduling allows more flexibility, permits time for delivery of your written itinerary, and opens more options for your trip. Fridays in March and April may not be available to your group. Plan to have alternate dates that fall earlier in the week.

To allow our guides to make the best use of your group's time, please inform the Capital Area Visitor Services office of any special needs your group or any of its members may have.

The locations you visit will be expecting you.

Be sure to enter the year in the text box below the drop-down menus (i.e., 2016). Please note that Fridays may not be available for your group in March and April. Be sure to include at least 2 alternate dates below.
Group County is required for North Carolina groups. Please do not enter 'NC' as the county. For out-of-state visitors please type 'Other'.
Please enter total amount of children.
Please enter total amount of adults.
You should plan for your group to begin the tour promptly at this time.
By entering a time, you are stating the you understand and agree that students must be escorted by adult chaperones at all times when dropping off or retrieving lunch items. You also are stating that you understand that the museum will not be responsible for any theft or damage to lunch or any other items stored in this area.