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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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Very Informative

I enjoyed learning about the history of the state, the various displays as well as the dioramas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CITravelfan
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Agoura Hills, California
Excellent overview of NC history

Well done exhibitions of North Carolina through the centuries. I especially enjoyed learning more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VAPrgal
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Virginia Beach, VA
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed learning about the history of the state, the various displays as well as the dioramas depicting life in NC and the wars that NC citizens were deployed to. I especially liked the pencil sketches made by soldiers, which were very good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done exhibitions of North Carolina through the centuries. I especially enjoyed learning more about tobacco farming and textile mills. We love history and visit many museums, so for us, we've seen some of what was presented elsewhere. Definitely well worth a visit while in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a couple hours out of your life just to come here and re-familiarize yourself or familiarize your kids with some local history. I'm from NY, and there's a lot I heard during my visit a couple weeks ago. It may not be anything I'll...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent several hours at the History Museum it was our second visit after about 12 years. We have visited many State Museums and feel NC and Minnesota are at the top of our list. And to think this museum is free,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thorough chronological history of NC from a few thousand years ago to present and it's well worth it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a great and thorough history of NC from a few thousand years ago to present. It can be confusing to navigate with some back tracking needed to see all of the displays on the bottom floor but it's well worth it!

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea this place was in Raleigh. History of the slaves - history of colonial times and even a NC sports hall of fame. Loved watching all the old sports highlights on video stations they have set up inside. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of exhibits about three floors of them. Also special visiting exhibits please check the internet for special and show times. Special exhibits usually have a cost associated with entry. Parking is available at no cost but if they are full you can always pay...More

1  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

In one day there really isn't time or energy to take in the whole museum. We concentrated on some temporary exhibits: in particular I enjoyed the exhibit on North Carolinians in WW I, which was a fine exhibition about the war iun general and locals...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum on Saturday. Definately worth a visit if you love history. Learn about the history of North Carolina and all the wars. Very Interesting and admission is free.

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I think they have wheel chairs for rent. However, best would be to go online with any search engine find their home page and either find what they have or call the number on their web site just to make sure.
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