A view of part of the open lawn at Moore Square with the city buildings in the background

Moore Square


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Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh. The four-acre downtown urban green space was originally conceived as one of five public green spaces for the City of Raleigh. 

Contact

 

919-996-6486  

Director: Jenna Kostka
Assistant Director: David Gill 

Historic Resources and Museum Program

Address

Moore Square
200 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Overview

Moore Square

The square is bordered by East Martin Street to the south, South Person Street to the east, East Hargett Street to the north, and South Blount Street to the west. The Square is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with extended hours during special events.

Visitor Center

The outside of the Moore Square Visitor Center

Location: 226 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601

The Moore Square Visitor Center features a history exhibit detailing the historic significance of the Square and surrounding district to the city of Raleigh and a gift shop featuring local Raleigh goods and unique Moore Square souvenirs. Stop in to learn Moore!

Visitor Center Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Square Burger

The outside of the Square Burger restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal of burgers, hot dogs, salads, and Moore. Operated by Empire Eats, Square Burger is currently open with the following hours: 

  • Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Check out the menu 

Events and Programs

View the Moore Square Programs and Events Calendar.

The Moore Buskers entertainment series will take place starting in March.

Moore Square offers a variety of programs ranging from small programs, medium and large special events.

Make sure to subscribe to the Moore Square Communications to stay up to date on all the exciting changes, programs, and events coming to Moore Square via email.

Moore Square Market

Moore Square Market runs May 1st through October 30th, 2022 (excluding July) on Sundays 10am - 2 pm. Pick up your local produce and treats, meet up with friends and enjoy live music at Moore Square Market! Enjoy a picnic and games in the park or lunch from local restaurants, get some shopping done at nearby stores and make an afternoon in DTR. The market features vendors selling fresh, seasonal goods as well as original, high-quality crafts. Fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, artisanal goods, pastries and much more can all be found at the market. 

Market Information

Vendor Application

Trolley

View of the historic Raleigh Trolley driving around downtown Raleigh

Update: The Moore Square Sunday Trolleys are back for May and June!

Take a ride on the Historic Raleigh Trolley! On Sundays, tours will depart from the Moore Square Visitor Center. The tours offer a 50-minute enlightening excursion through historic downtown Raleigh. Tours will depart at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. 

Advanced tickets are available for purchase on RecLink.

Find out more about the Historic Raleigh Trolley

Interactive Water Feature

A little girl playing in the water feature at Moore Square

Closed for maintenance. Please check back for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Moore Square encourages corporate, private and non-profit sponsorship and partnership opportunities. As a sponsor for Moore Square, we believe in customizing a sponsorship opportunity that works for you. From branding and marketing opportunities to corporate giving, we have a broad selection of opportunities that include attaching your name to a single program, a special event, or a series of events and programs. Be an active contributor to Raleigh’s dynamic and innovative downtown cultural landscape and quality of life!

For more information, please review our Sponsorship Prospectus.

Contact Information: 

Jenna Kostka
Moore Square Director
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
919-996-6484

Rentals

Aerial view of the Moore Square rental spaces

Moore Square offers a variety of rental opportunities from small gatherings to large events.

For more information regarding rentals and rates, please review the Moore Square rental guide. For rental requests, please contact David Gill or 919-996-6485.

Hours

The Square is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with extended hours during special events.

 

Restrooms and Information Kiosk

 
Monday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday:
10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Visitor Center

 
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Square Burger

 
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday:
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday:
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday:
11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday:
11 a.m.–8 p.m.