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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

  • Jun
    23
    10a.m. • Sunday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-23 10:00:00 2024-06-23 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    23
    1p.m. • Sunday

    Dream Moore Market

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-23 13:00:00 2024-06-23 17:00:00 Dream Moore Market Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    24
    10a.m. • Monday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-24 10:00:00 2024-06-24 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    25
    10a.m. • Tuesday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-25 10:00:00 2024-06-25 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    26
    10a.m. • Wednesday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-26 10:00:00 2024-06-26 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    26
    11a.m. • Wednesday

    Busker Series

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-26 11:00:00 2024-06-26 13:00:00 Busker Series Enjoy performances from local buskers at Moore Square each Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday from 11am - 1 pm outside of Square Burger. The series is free and open to the public. Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    27
    10a.m. • Thursday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 10:00:00 2024-06-27 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    27
    12:30p.m. • Thursday

    Lunchtime Trivia!

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 12:30:00 2024-06-27 13:00:00 Lunchtime Trivia! Quench your mid-day thirst for knowledge with our bite-sized trivia game at Moore Square designed to accommodate the lunch crowd! Join us every Thursday in the Square at 12:15 p.m. for trivia! Grab a team of up to 6 and head to Square Burger for lunch and a chance to win fun prizes. Each week will feature 3 themed rounds of trivia and some extra surprises thrown in! All in just 30 minutes! Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    27
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 14:00:00 2024-06-27 14:45:00 Through the Thresholds: History of Moore Square Walking Tour With over 230 years as one of Raleigh's original 5 public greenspaces, Moore Square has a lot to share! Join us for a free and fascinating tour of our 4-acre urban oasis.  The 30-minute walking tour will explore Moore Square Park and Moore Square Visitor Center. Tours will start at the Moore Square Visitor Center. Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public
  • Jun
    28
    10a.m. • Friday

    Game On! + Imagination Playground

    Moore Square
    Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 10:00:00 2024-06-28 18:00:00 Game On! + Imagination Playground Enjoy a fun variety of giant games, lawn games, board games and MOORE! While also letting your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground!Available activities for Game On! include: - Soccer Balls- Hula Hoops- Jenga- Chess (Giant and Regular)- Cornhole- Frisbee(Please see a park attendant for game availability.) Moore Square 201 S. Blount Street Raleigh, NC 27601 City of Raleigh 919-996-6486 Director: David Gilldavid.gill@raleighnc.gov Assistant Director: Mykey Williamsmykey.williams@raleighnc.gov America/New_York public

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