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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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Great place to learn about NC history

The NC History museum is a must see during your time in Raleigh. If you love history this is the... read more

Reviewed today
Gates, United States
Great museum

Great visit as always.......loved the World War 1 exhibit ...and an incredible staff....a must see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thomas M
White Lake, 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 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 today

The NC History museum is a must see during your time in Raleigh. If you love history this is the place to go. I was amazed at the Drug store exhibit and Carbine Williams work shop. The WWI exhibit was great as well. Not only...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great visit as always.......loved the World War 1 exhibit ...and an incredible staff....a must see for sure!

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I alway enjoy going to the Museum of History. It is a nice laid back time that you can interact with your family while getting a great education of the history of North Carolina as well as our country.

Thank bkhd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having worked at the British Museum in London, one of the most amazing museums in the world, of course it takes me a lot to be impressed with other history museums. Although the one in NC is nowhere near the BM, it is definitely worth...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another FREE attraction in Raleigh if you are traveling on a budget. The museum exhibits are educational, current and graphically pleasing. You can spends hours exploring the current exhibits and return at a later date for the traveling exhibits.

Thank jgibsonkgibson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem! And it is free and air conditioned. The museum was very interesting and entertaining. The assortment of things was amazing. We learned so much. We had so much fun too. We are planning on going back. It takes almost two hours...More

Thank laurenvill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i really enjoyed this place, it's huge so we weren't able to finish exploring this place. we will come back next time. Admissions is free but I encourage you to leave donations in donation box. Great for couples date day or family...More

Thank MissOutandAbout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

exciting and fun indeed. Very informative also. A must place to help teach the kids about our diverse history. I daresay adults could use the knowledge.

Thank 528sadea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I loved this place and spent a little over 2 hours here, though if you take the time to read every exhibit and watch all the videos you could easily spend over 3 hours here. The videos are educational and well done...More

Thank martok78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is under a process of rebooting, many new and informative displays and interactive processes that create an entertaining and educational experience for all ages. the national park service is under way with a huge refurbish of the Wright memorial at kill devil hills...More

Thank Philip V
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Randy G
2 May 2017|
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Response from smithnewland | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree with the comments above. Give it two hours at least, as there's bound to be several things that catch your interest - whether you're a military buff, sports fan, or something in between. If you're making a day of... More
Rick F
11 March 2017|
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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!