Convenient lodging to the State Archives of NC [Map #17]
– On R-Line Free Shuttle/Transportation Loop
- Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown [Map #26]
- Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown [Map #31]
- Sheraton Raleigh Hotel [Map #30]
- Walking: Raleigh is a very walkable city. The street blocks are not long and there are sidewalks on both sides of the street. Crosswalks with walk/don’t walk signage (and sometimes accompanying sounds ) are prevalent. All sidewalks and curbs can handle wheel chairs.
- R-line [FREE circulator bus]
- GoRaleigh Bus Line
- Across the street from the Archives: 2017 rates are $2/hr, M-F, 7-6:30 [the website is wrong on the close time!], More info
- Alternative street parking – if the lot is full, go east past the governor/exeutive’s mansion and free on the-street parking can be found, usually pretty readily. You only need to go about 2 blocks past the mansion. 109 E. Jones Street does have an entry ramp on the east side of the building that you can use
- Raleigh’s interactive parking map for all Raleigh public parking decks
- Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport
- Take the Amtrak train to Raleigh. The “new” downtown Union Station (scheduled to open 1 January 2018), is only 1 mile from the archives. These buses serve the train station.
- Take the Greyhound Bus to Raleigh – the bus station is NOT located downtown. Taxis are regularly poised there for customers and the Route 1 (Capital) bus line stops right at the corner where the bus station is located
Traveling with Disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance is extensive throughout Raleigh. Ramps for building access, curb cuts, wide curbs, visual and auditory walk/don’t want signage and more encourage all individuals to safely navigate and enjoy Raleigh. At 109 E. Jones Street, ramp access is provided on the east side of the building. An elevator inside the building gets you to all floors. Staff are happy to help with accommodations (e.g. bring materials to you versus you having to retrieve them at the front desk)