Start Your July 4th Fun at the State Capitol at Noon


Spend this Fourth of July with the State Capitol. The Capitol is hosting a free, fun-filled family event that has become a Raleigh tradition. For the sixth year, a naturalization ceremony for new citizens will take place at noon on the Capitol's south grounds. After the ceremony, the traditional "Salute to Independence" will feature a reading of Thomas Jefferson's most noble achievement, "The Declaration of Independence."  

Open from noon to 6 p.m., the event will offer a variety of musical performances, carriage rides and several fun, hands-on activities for children. Enjoy sack races, try your hand at quill writing, pie the redcoat or dress up like a Revolutionary era citizen. Visitors can listen to patriotic tunes performed by the Raleigh Concert Band or share a story reading. The Capitol building will be open and available for touring.

About the State Capitol

The State Capitol's mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and functions of the 1840 building and Union Square. For additional information about the Capitol, please call (919) 733-4994. The State Capitol is bounded by Edenton, Salisbury, Morgan and Wilmington Streets and is located at One East Edenton Street, Raleigh. It is administered by the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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