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North Carolina Museum of History

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Never A Dull Visit

There is ALWAYS something interesting happening at the North Carolina Museum of History. My friend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
yesblessed
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Clayton, North Carolina
Great Museum

Also visited NC Museum of Natural History next door. Visited on a Sunday, free parking in the lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dewmaniii
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is ALWAYS something interesting happening at the North Carolina Museum of History. My friend and I attended the FREE Music of the Carolinas: Freddy Greene - Street Genie jazz concert yesterday. It was AMAZING!! We will be back for a third visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yesblessed
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

That is always the goal! Thank you for the terrific review, yesblessed! (We love your user name, as well.) We definitely recommend coming a third time and look forward to having you visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Also visited NC Museum of Natural History next door. Visited on a Sunday, free parking in the lot across the road. No charge to enter this museum. Great museum, lots of NC history. Some of it from tough times in our country, such as the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dewmaniii
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind words and wonderful review, dewmaniii! It sounds like you were able to truly experience the museum in its entirety, and we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful building. We spent the morning here while visiting family in Raleigh and were very impressed. Fascinating exhibits on the role of North Carolina citizens in WWI and on NC’s history (including remnants of a 3000 year old canoe and some of Blackbeard’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the museum, Wordsmithlynn! Any time you are back in Raleigh, we would love to have you visit us again! Our exhibits are constantly rotating, so it could be a brand new experience! See you soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to this museum, it is very nice. Has a cafeteria where you can get a bite to eat too. Many nice exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

It is a highly remarkable display of NC history. Very good display of each moment that has marked NC's history over the years. It gives you an inside breath on why things happened the way they did and a good flavour of what NC's would...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Joan M G
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the terrific review, Joan! We're thrilled to hear how wonderful your experience was at the museum. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 11 December 2018

The NC Museum of History is a great trip for kids of all ages, especially the history buffs. Great way to introduce history to your family if they are not already fans.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suelynnl2017
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

We love creating new "fans" at the Museum! :) Thank you for the kind review, suelynnl2017! Hope to see you again soon and happy holidays!

Reviewed 7 December 2018

This was a good museum full of History. Interesting how pivotal North Carolina has been in American history, but it seems to take a back seat when compared to other states. They show case exhibits from settler times to modern. Good visit for history buffs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank awils92
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review, awils92! We're happy to hear the history buff in you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Intellectually I understand what happened in the US south...still hard to look at some of the artifacts like one sign from a lunch counter...hate is everywhere despitre what we may want to believe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Real_Duke_of_Hockley
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

As a history lover, I felt right at home here. It was very interesting and educational to learn about the role of the people of North Carolina in the Civil and World Wars. The featured exhibition was about World War 1 and the exhibitions change...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EaglesFan27
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hey EaglesFan27, thanks for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 November 2018

My husband and I visited this FREE museum recently. The exhibits were exceptionally well done. We saw the one concerning the history of North Carolina, and it was excellent!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elaine H
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for the sweet review, Elaine! We are thrilled to hear you and your husband truly enjoyed "The Story of North Carolina!" We hope to see you both again very soon!

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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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