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City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
+1 919-996-2220
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Blink and you'll miss it, but it is great to have a museum that focuses just on our great city's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belated mother's day trip

Wonderful day spent walking and seeing the iron sculptures. The scenery was breath taking and the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Susan B
Nashville, Tennessee
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The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by understanding its past, through the collection and preservation of objects and materials relevant to the city's history and culture.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
+1 919-996-2220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blink and you'll miss it, but it is great to have a museum that focuses just on our great city's history. It should be more, especially considering how many renos are taking place in the older buildings, and houses I am sure they are unearthing...More

Thank RaleighMama
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day spent walking and seeing the iron sculptures. The scenery was breath taking and the trails were well defined

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been in Raleigh for almost 16 years now and had never been. I didn't realize so much history was here. There are some cool interactive learning tools. The diversity that is promoted is refreshing! Only suggestion is to balance the sound of those displays...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Some traveling shows. Nothing fancy. Check out the web site ahead of time to see if you are interested in what's there. We were at an event there recently which was fun.

Thank jimyaks2591
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I spotted this little museum from the corner of my eye. So happy I did. Very quaint and charming with a surprising amount of history on just the first floor. Free to enter and enjoy, it exhibits the founding of Raleigh up to the civil...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 27 October 2016

While walking through Raleigh, I happened to come upon the City Museum of Raleigh. Interesting artifacts, and antiques make history lessons come alive .

Thank Madeline103119148
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Don't bother wasting your time on this tiny boring museum. I didn't learn one thing about the history of Raleigh. A shame.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Small and quaint but worth the trip. The staff is informative and friendly. Even though I attended NCSU, I still learned a few things here. Hope you make it soon!!

Thank Leland W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Though I haven't been recently, I remember the exhibit, only a portion, of the history of WRAL, a local radio/television station. It was great! Another small exhibit, believe it or not, was an old podiatry office featuring the chair donated by Dr. HIll after his...More

Thank Raleighfan
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This small but stately museum offers a nice look into what has become a world-class city. Growing from some acreage into a bustling metropolis, it celebrates the diversity of North Carolina

Thank mmeehan3
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Rhonda S
Want to visit bringing people in a 14 passenger van. Where do I park?
24 February 2015|
Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to find a parking space right on Fayetteville Street. If not there are several parking decks downtown.