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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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A great look at the world

I love, love, love the old fashioned drug store area. The ever changing displays cover the history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen W
Good way to learn about the history of North Carolina.

We like to learn something about the places we visit when we travel somewhere new. This gives a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days ago

I love, love, love the old fashioned drug store area. The ever changing displays cover the history of not only NC, but the USA as well. It's not heavy, not somber. It's a fun, joyful look at life.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We like to learn something about the places we visit when we travel somewhere new. This gives a great overview of NC history and is easy to go through in a little over an hour. It's free too!

Thank MJantsch
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was blown away by the quality of this museum, especially given the free admission. I spent almost two hours just in the History of NC section, which was like a walking tour along the timeline of NC, dating back to the native Americans, through...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice museum. Lots of different exhibits that were interesting and informative. It is free which is fantastic!

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to do and see. Lots of hands on things for kids. Theme changes so not always the same. keeps it fun

Thank karenhurley9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhibits change periodically. Most are free admission, some special exhibits require a fee for entry.

Thank Lewis L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the excellent current exhibit at the NC Museum of History on WWI. I loved the minature battlefield display, the unique trench environment, the periscopes and the bombs bursting/gun fire. This was definitely top notch! It's free so you just need to go see it...More

Thank _dvoncannon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent record on North Carolina history begins with a small exhibit on the early Native American community before and after European settlement. Much of North Carolina was shaped by the Civil War and its oucomes are demonstrated in a number of exhibits. The topic of...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today, my daughter and I took my three grandsons to this museum. We toured the WWI exhibit and the nearby rooms featuring inventor Carbine Williams and a vintage 1920's drugstore. The kids were fascinated, especially by the tiny (my guess, 1/100th size), detailed battlefield. We...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my husband and son. We all enjoyed it immensely. I thought the exhibits were beautifully done and would be especially interesting to teenagers. We were probably here for about 2 hours. Would definitely recommend a visit. Free admission, but leave whatever donation...More

Thank kathymart
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Response from Two Guys a | Reviewed this property |
It can be done in 3 - 4 depending on your level of interest.
Rick F
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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.
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!