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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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We were fortunate to be able to visit the museum during a private evening event while in town for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Davidson, North Carolina
via mobile
Very interesting and so much to learn!

Worth the trip. Beautiful place with outstanding demonstration of history for all of us. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim H
Melrose, Florida
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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 yesterday via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to visit the museum during a private evening event while in town for a conference. The museum's exhibits do an appreciable job of telling the true history of the state - even the ugly chapters. Looking forward to returning...More

Thank shell904
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the trip. Beautiful place with outstanding demonstration of history for all of us. A great restaurant inside as well. We will be back as so much to learn.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building is deceiving. The museum is really only one floor. The first floor is the gift shop and a theater, second floor is offices, and the third floor is really the only floor with anything. Everything is about North Carolina's history and there is...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a fourth grade teacher who teaches North Carolina history, I was particularly captivated by the way this museum was arranged. There is so much to see and the exhibits are well done. Plan on spending a great deal of time in this place.

Thank baltg
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great day at the Museum and it was free!! Wow! Lots to see, they had a great WW1 expo when we were there.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun for the whole family. There's something for everyone. People of all ages will find something of interest. It's fun and educational all at the same time.

Thank taylorhawkins1225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for a wedding and it was wonderful. The food and staff were amazing. And the venue was clean with plenty of space and interesting artifacts as talking points.

Thank Andieboyd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove three hours from Charlotte to visit and would do so again if we had young children. excellent fixed exhibit and WW1 well worth a few hours of your time, very localised exhibit bringing home the horrors of war. very professional in it's creation it...More

Thank j0hnhill
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us forever to get through the lower level alone, so we ran out of time to even get upstairs. However, what we were able to see was very thorough - lots of information. Very informative and educational.

Thank Becca D
Reviewed 1 week ago

GAH! What can I say? Im a NC museum LOVER, and the History museum is no exception. They delicately tap into the racial divide of Nc which is important. Museums cant be all white washed. They have a great exhibit about the selma march, and...More

Thank RaleighMama
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Randy G
How long does it take to tour the museum? I'm asking because I'd like to go on a Sunday when the hours are shorter.
2 May 2017|
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Response from smithnewland | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree with the comments above. Give it two hours at least, as there's bound to be several things that catch your interest - whether you're a military buff, sports fan, or something in between. If you're making a day of... More
Rick F
Is there parking at the museum?
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.
How much does the entry cost?
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!