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North Carolina Museum of History

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Best museum ever

I have never been to such a wonderful museum. The hands on exhibits were fantastic for the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kelly m
Piedmont Picnic sponsored a FERMENTATION CLASS

Donna & I attended a very informative Piedmont Picnic sponsored FERMENTATION CLASS, learning about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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...more
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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7900
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Just by chance our family visited the museum opening day of this new exhibit. Original Costumes! Original Props! Original Costume Drawings! Original Scripts & Documents! Original Screen Tests! All beautifully displayed in a well-lit space. We intend to bring our out of town guests!.

13  Thank Ken440
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I enjoyed some of the museum, but the main history of this area is filled with slavery, and the Civil rights of African Americans. I didn't see much of this, when it's an integral part of this state and country. The slaves came long before...More

2  Thank CharG55
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never been to such a wonderful museum. The hands on exhibits were fantastic for the kids (and even for us grown ups). We went early in the summer of 2017.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Donna & I attended a very informative Piedmont Picnic sponsored FERMENTATION CLASS, learning about making Sauerkraut & preserving other vegetables. North Carolina Museum of History provided the classroom facility to make this possible.

Thank donnanwill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a couple from Canada to see it and they learned a lot. We especially enjoyed the NC Sports Hall of Fame.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The North Carolina Museum of History located in downtown Raleigh is a one point place where residents of NC can learn about the history of their State. The museum is affiliated to the Smithsonian Institution. The chronological history of NC includes the states role in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are new to Raleigh and loved our family trip to the museum! Wonderful look back at the pirates of the Carolina Cost. Saw artifacts from Blackbeard's ship! Really cool!

Thank Infogi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a fermentation class on a Saturday afternoon. Museum staff was very friendly. Quickly enjoyed the exhibits- but we need to go back to really experience them. Beautiful building!

Thank bakerm2290
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has changed so much in the last few decades! The exhibits are well presented and easy to follow. Rather depressing, touring through the WWI section, and then through the section about NC history--wars, malefeasance, slavery, Jim Crow... Wish there could have been more...More

Thank DonnaWolcott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the right after the Governor’s Awards ceremony. The place was full of dignitaries. The museum is a large span of State history done very tastefully.

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived a bit after 3 p.m. and focused on history of the state. Very good job of informing and keeping it interesting. Wished we'd had more time.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on a rainy day for a few hours. Very clean and some good displays of North Carolina history too.

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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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It can be done in 3 - 4 depending on your level of interest.
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Response from subeem | Reviewed this property |
We parked at a meter just outside the Museum. Very reasonable.
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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!