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City of Raleigh Museum

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Address: 220 Fayetteville Street Mall, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number:
+1 919-996-2220
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by...

The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by understanding its past, through the collection and preservation of objects and materials relevant to the city's history and culture.

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I've been in Raleigh for almost 16 years now and had never been. I didn't realize so much history was here. There are some cool interactive learning tools. The diversity that is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in Raleigh for almost 16 years now and had never been. I didn't realize so much history was here. There are some cool interactive learning tools. The diversity that is promoted is refreshing! Only suggestion is to balance the sound of those displays that require audio. They should be turned up slightly or offer headphones to ensure listener... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some traveling shows. Nothing fancy. Check out the web site ahead of time to see if you are interested in what's there. We were at an event there recently which was fun.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I spotted this little museum from the corner of my eye. So happy I did. Very quaint and charming with a surprising amount of history on just the first floor. Free to enter and enjoy, it exhibits the founding of Raleigh up to the civil rights movement to the importance and persuasion of Indian and African immigrants. Enjoy!!

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Thank Joe V
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

While walking through Raleigh, I happened to come upon the City Museum of Raleigh. Interesting artifacts, and antiques make history lessons come alive .

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Westchester, NY
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Don't bother wasting your time on this tiny boring museum. I didn't learn one thing about the history of Raleigh. A shame.

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Thank Amy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Small and quaint but worth the trip. The staff is informative and friendly. Even though I attended NCSU, I still learned a few things here. Hope you make it soon!!

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Thank Leland W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Though I haven't been recently, I remember the exhibit, only a portion, of the history of WRAL, a local radio/television station. It was great! Another small exhibit, believe it or not, was an old podiatry office featuring the chair donated by Dr. HIll after his death (we knew Dr. HIll). I thought it was clever to build an exhibit using... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This small but stately museum offers a nice look into what has become a world-class city. Growing from some acreage into a bustling metropolis, it celebrates the diversity of North Carolina

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A lot of Raleigh history in the Briggs building. I liked seeing the old photos, tools, and machinery used over a century ago.

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Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had to meet our food tour group here. It was a fun little museum which gave you the history of Raleigh.

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