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 

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.

Visitor's 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!

The Visitor Center is open six days a week: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 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: 

  • Sunday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Check out the menu 

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.

Trolley

View of the historic Raleigh Trolley driving around downtown Raleigh

Update: The Moore Square Sunday Trolley Tours are temporarily canceled through the end of August 2021. They will resume operation in September 2021.

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 reservations are available by phone. For additional information or to verify availability, please call 919-996-6484.

Find out more about the Historic Raleigh Trolley 

Interactive Water Feature

A little girl playing in the water feature at Moore Square

Rules and Regulations

  • The Interactive Water Feature will operate daily from April 9 to October 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (weather dependent).
  • The water feature is not under continuous supervision and no lifeguard is on duty. Use at your own risk.
  • No pets, food, drink, or glass containers allowed.
  • Water feature availability is weather-dependent. You must exit with any sign of thunder, lightning, or severe weather.
  • Swimsuits and/or appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
  • Swim diapers must be worn by children who are not potty trained. Swim diapers are available for purchase in the Moore Square Visitor Center.
  • No running or rough play.
  • Do not drink the water feature water.
  • No skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, or wheeled toys are permitted in the water feature area.
  • Any person violating rules may be required to leave the water feature area.
  • In the event of a malfunction, unsanitary condition or any other non-emergency problem, call 919-996-6484
  • In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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. Request your rental online using RecLink or contact Jenna Kostka, 919-996-6484.

Hours

The Square is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Restrooms and Information Kiosk

 
Monday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday:
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Visitors Center

 
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Square Burger

 
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
11:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed
Friday:
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday:
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday:
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Upcoming Events