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North Carolina Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7900
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Nice History of North Carolina

Went here with my husband and son. We all enjoyed it immensely. I thought the exhibits were... read more

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Lynbrook, New York

Great place to spend time.....Glad I stopped by.... All was represented... Call me biased, felt... read more

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Explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state's earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The major exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state's military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Monthly programs include children's programs, craft demonstrations and family events. The Museum Shop, featuring North Carolina crafts, and the on-site restaurant Pharaoh's at the Museum are open daily. Admission is free, although some special exhibits require a fee. Free parking is available on weekends in the Jones/Edenton Street lot. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7900
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Reviewed today

Went here with my husband and son. We all enjoyed it immensely. I thought the exhibits were beautifully done and would be especially interesting to teenagers. We were probably here for about 2 hours. Would definitely recommend a visit. Free admission, but leave whatever donation...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to spend time.....Glad I stopped by.... All was represented... Call me biased, felt certain segments should have been expanded... Other than that, if was great

Thank AvocadoNTomatoe... J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a visitor to North Carolina, we were interested to know the history of the state. WOW, we have been to a lot of museums in our time, all over the world, but this one was one of the best we have ever been to....More

Thank Che08
Reviewed 1 week ago

The opportunity to visit the free museum in Raleigh is great. Big parking spaces very close to the location. Time to enjoy with the kids and parents too.

Thank vromeo56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NC did an exceptional job capturing history from the days of Native American to early settlers through all the wars, slavery, Jim Crow, just everything. No time period was missed or slighted, no matter how difficult it was to face. Thank you NC for telling...More

Thank msb_enjoyinglife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with Grandchildren. Free admission. Levels of learning are suitable for different age groups

Thank DLSfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative exhibits, detailing the history of NC. Great way to spend an afternoon or morning. Something for everyone.

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is a Carolina Girl. I'm a Jersey Boy. We both learned a lot about the history of NC. The exhibits had information on signage as well as audio visual displays. No tour guide required and browsing at our own pace was a pleasure....More

Thank Jerry_Bagnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sorry that we did not have more time to spend at this fabulous location. The exhibits we did get to see were well done and informative. Recommend it to everyone.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome museum about our great state! Something for everyone! Can not wait to return again some day.

Thank Keith I
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Randy G
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Response from Two Guys a | Reviewed this property |
It can be done in 3 - 4 depending on your level of interest.
Rick F
11 March 2017|
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Response from eliza20152015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I took a taxi because it was more comfortable. I left my car at the hotel parking. It was cheaper.
8 November 2015|
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Response from MCKILLIS | Reviewed this property |
Admission ifs free. There may be a special program or exhibit that may have a fee, but the museum itself is always free. Enjoy!