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North Carolina Museum of History

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Very engaging displays

Great myseum! Like a mini Smithsonian on Nc history! Wonderful displays and friendly staff. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Claire W
Love History

Originally from D.C. and having moved south years ago, it is wonderful when you find a museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth M
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great myseum! Like a mini Smithsonian on Nc history! Wonderful displays and friendly staff. Nice gift shop too!

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally from D.C. and having moved south years ago, it is wonderful when you find a museum associated with the Smithsonian. The exhibits change periodically and offer a wealth of knowledge. It's extremely interactive for kids and adults of all ages. They even offer activity...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really good museum to visit even if you are not the museum type. It told the story ofthe civil war and made the history of the area very clear

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited several times. Always a great place to visit with various exhibits that change to bring you a fresh perspective on the history of North Carolina.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited this museum and were very impressed. They have a large collection of historical artifacts and photos from different periods in North Carolina history. Especially enjoyed the Civil War artifacts and the WWI exhibits. Would definitely visit this museum again.

Thank Roberta O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the building is hard to miss (it's just across the street from the State Capitol), the N.C. Museum of History remains a bit of a hidden treasure in downtown Raleigh. It's a great place to spend a half hour checking out a special...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit was great and the history of the area was great. As a new transplant to the area I was able to get some good information and background on the area that I now live in. We loved it.

Thank richardj9144
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome to Raleigh, Richard! We're glad you had a wonderful experience here and hope you've loved North Carolina so far! Come back, anytime, as we constantly have rotating exhibits!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this museum. We spent a couple of hours here & saw about a third of the entire thing. Art, Agriculture, Sports, you name it, they've got it. In addition, new exhibitions come & go.

Thank ReallyRaleigh
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a terrific way to put it, ReallyRaleigh! We strive to reach ALL kinds of learners, history buff or not! We're happy to know you had a wonderful experience and hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Raleigh for a couple days and decided to visit both the History and the Natural Science Museums. We started with the history and spent the afternoon without going to the other. The WW I exhibit was very good as...More

Thank Richard B
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, we love to hear how captivated you were, Richard! Our WWI exhibit created entirely in-house by our wonderful exhibit designers and Ernie Barnes' work truly is something to marvel at. We're honored to have that exhibit at the museum. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of interesting exhibits with so much great information. Had plenty to keep you busy with a few hours. Floors are easily navigable with three exhibits per floor. And loved how the exhibits related back to North Carolina people and history.

Thank patterd7
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, patterd7! We credit our wonderful curators for coming up with the concise text to better tell the story around artifacts! We hope to see you again soon!

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