Group Visits to the Capital Area Registration Form

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If you're looking to book a tour 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 Museum of History (1-hour self-guided tour) 
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences (2-hour self-guided tour)
  • NC Legislative Building (40-minute guided tour)
  • NC State Capitol Building (30-minute guided tour) 
  • NC Executive Mansion (30-minute guided tour)
  • NC Executive Mansion Gardens (1-hour guided tour)
  • NC Freedom Park (45-minute self-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. Please note our chaperone policy requires one adult for every ten children. Also, remember your group will need to use the restrooms at the NC Museum of History prior to your tour of this site.

Beginning July 8, 2024, visitors to the Capitol can enjoy self-guided tours of the building from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public guided tours are offered free of charge on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details regarding group tour schedules and availability can be found by Clicking Here.

The North Carolina Museum of History announces the start of an exciting transformation! To prepare for the renovation, the third-floor exhibits will close on June 3, 2024. The first-floor exhibits and the physical museum building will close on October 7, 2024. The Museum Shop will remain open to the public until December 29, 2024. In light of these upcoming changes as we adjust our operations, we will only be able to accommodate groups of 30 or less every fifteen minutes starting June 3, 2024. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to working with you in the future!  


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Group County

Group County is required for North Carolina groups. For out-of-state visitors please select 'Other'.

Desired Sites

Kindly be aware that March, April, and May are in high demand for touring our sites, with many patrons requesting bookings six to eight months ahead. We kindly ask you to provide several alternative dates to accommodate scheduling. 

Add preferred Date Desired Tour Start Time Desired Tour End Time

As our Spring dates reach capacity, please include at least two alternate dates that fall on a Wednesday or Tuesday. 
 Be sure to include at least 2 alternate dates below.

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(For School Groups) Have you checked your school’s calendar and verified with school leadership to ensure the dates you’ve requested will work for your visit? (If you are not a school group please select YES)
Have you verified that your group will be able to secure transportation on the dates that you’ve requested?
Group Address
Mode of Transportation
Will you be eating lunch?
Lunch Information

By entering a time, you are stating 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.