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. 




Director: Jenna Kostka 
Program and Events Manager: Amanda Fletcher

Historic Resources and Museum Program


Moore Square
200 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601



General Information

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 seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 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 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6.p.m.

Check out the menu here

Events and Programs

See the Moore Square Programs and Events Calendar Here.

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.

Interactive Water Feature

A little girl playing in the water feature at Moore Square

Rules and Regulations

  • The Interactive Water Feature will operate daily April 1–October 31 from 3 p.m. to 9 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 graciously acknowledges the following sponsors for their generous contributions to help make Moore Square welcoming, inviting, and fun for the entire Raleigh community:

  • Event Sponsors:
    • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Moore Movies
  • Program Sponsors:
    • Wegmans – Imagination Playground

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


Aerial view of the Moore Square rental spaces

Moore Square offers a variety of rental opportunities from small gatherings to large events. Available rental locations include: 

  • Central Lawn
  • Central Plaza
  • Martin Plaza
  • Hargett Room
  • Blount Room

For more information regarding rentals and rates, please review the Moore Square rental guide. To book a rental or event, please contact Amanda Fletcher 919-996-6485. 


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

Restrooms and Information Kiosk

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