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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: David Gill
david.gill@raleighnc.gov

Assistant Director: Mykey Williams
mykey.williams@raleighnc.gov

Historic Resources and Museum Program

Address

Moore Square
201 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 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Events and Programs

View the Moore Square Programs and Events Calendar.

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 Busker Series

an image of a microphone with picnickers in the background

The Moore Square Busker Series returns for the 2024 season and is looking for musical acts, art, magic, comedy, or any other performances that bring joy to our downtown park.

We're now accepting performance applications. Moore Square Busker Application
Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 21, but we will review applications on an ongoing basis.

Interactive Water Feature

A little girl playing in the water feature at Moore Square

The Moore Square Interactive Water Feature is now open for the season!

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!

Contact Information: 
David Gill
Moore Square Director
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
919-996-6485

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 contact David Gill or 919-996-6485.

Event Application

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.

Moore Square Events

  • Busker Series

    11 AM • Wednesday
    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-24 11:00:00 2024-07-24 13:00:00 Busker Series Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • Play Moore!

    11:30 AM • Wednesday
    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-24 11:30:00 2024-07-24 12:30:00 Play Moore! Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • Play Moore!

    11:30 AM • Wednesday
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-24 11:30:00 2024-07-24 12:30:00 Play Moore! City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • The Moore You Know Trivia!

    12:30 PM • Thursday
    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-25 12:30:00 2024-07-25 13:00:00 The Moore You Know Trivia! Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • Busker Series

    11 AM • Friday
    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-26 11:00:00 2024-07-26 13:00:00 Busker Series Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh America/New_York public
  • Moore Crafts!

    11:30 AM • Friday
    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-07-26 11:30:00 2024-07-26 13:00:00 Moore Crafts! Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh America/New_York public

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