Where we went
All of these photos are from the Downtown Raleigh area. I took these photos around the state capital. There were also several other points of interest. We went to the State Farmers Market not far from Raleigh’s downtown area. We also went to the Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of History. The Museum of History was fascinating and showed off North Carolina’s rich history.
Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina is a beautiful place you should visit if you are on the Eastern Seaboard.
Raleigh was founded in 1792 as N.C.’s capital city. It was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who attempted to establish the first English colony on the shores of the new world in the 1580s. It is the only state capital to have been planned and established by a state as the seat of state government, and it is the largest city in a combined statistical area known as Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (the Research Triangle Region). The city’s founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks” and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area’s wooded tracts and grassy parks. Home of the N.C. State Fair, N.C.’s largest annual event.