Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Raleigh NC do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Raleigh NC, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Raleigh, NC
Information for Travelers
Raleigh, North Carolina has always been destined to be the state capital.
It is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established a short-lived English settlement here in the 1580s.
But like Washington DC
, Raleigh was designed from the ground up as the capital.
The North Carolina State Capitol is a 19th-century Greek Renaissance-style building with a statue of George Washington dressed as a Roman general in its rotunda.
Since its founding in 1792, it has been called the "City of Oaks", and its leaders have since been committed to the preservation and maintenance of its parks and trees.
The result is an attractive and highly livable city, where modern glass and steel construction is softened by parks and greenways.
The visual and performing arts are important in Raleigh, and you'll find art museums and theaters among its most popular tourist attractions.
The city is known for its universities, including North Carolina State University.
The number of technology and academic institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle.
Read about Raleigh in Wikipedia