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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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Excellent Museum

I had visited Raleigh once when I was in middle school. As an adult, I appreciate this museum on a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amber N
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Great museum about the history of NC as a state. Free admission. Spent like an hour here and it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Samuel D
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Fayetteville, 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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  • Average5%
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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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Reviewed yesterday

I had visited Raleigh once when I was in middle school. As an adult, I appreciate this museum on a different level. The admission is free...special exhibits cost a small fee. There are several exhibits, all of which are well done and very engaging. I...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great museum about the history of NC as a state. Free admission. Spent like an hour here and it was worth it

Thank Samuel D
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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad that we could help make that hour of your life a good one, Samuel! :) Thanks for the kind words!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the fashion lecture and presentation. The speaker was very knowledgeable. After the lecture, I enjoyed the exhibit in the main lobby. I was fascinated by the displays and written information provided. I'll definitely return to see other exhibits.

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hooray! Thank you for the kind words, Susan! We're thrilled you enjoyed the "Dress Like a Boss" program, as well as our lobby exhibits. We hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful exhibit. Having not known much about WWI (I am more of a Revolutionary War, Civil War and WWII interest), this was excellent. The interactive displays were excellent. It was obvious that the museum took the right care and attention to detail....More

Thank John K
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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

John, we so appreciate your wonderful review! Our staff truly value engaging with awesome visitors (like yourself and your daughter) and we're glad you were able to get even more to the WWI story than you anticipated! We would love to see you both again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I toured the museum Feb 3, 2018. It was a cold winter day, great place to spend the afternoon learning all about the History of our state. The exhibits are wonderfully done and interest adults and children. Highly recommend!

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aren't museums wonderful for escaping those bitter days? We're delighted to hear that you truly enjoyed your experience at the museum, Jeane! We hope to see you and your daughter again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took out of town relatives to the NC Museum of History primarily because of one relative's interest in history. We saw the North Carolina history exhibit, which covers the earliest native settlers thousands of years ago, through the 1960s. It was very interesting and...More

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

History buff relatives rock! We're thrilled you were able to take your family to the museum and delighted to hear you all enjoyed your time! Our World War I exhibit has officially become our most-visited exhibit of all time, so thank you for contributing to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NC Museum of History is a very nice place to take your family and friends. They have a supervised interactive laboratory where the kids can perform experiments and learn about science.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my Cub Scout Pack to the museum and the museum offered a scavenger hunt form for them to fill out. That was perfect to keep them engaged and hopefully they learned something. The museum has amazing exhibits and great interactive areas for the...More

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cub scouts rock! We're so happy to hear all of you had a wonderful experience, S.H! We hope to see you all again very soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful collections. Beautiful artwork done by our military men as part of their rehab. Very touching. I especially enjoyed the 1920 drugstore which had some displays reminiscent of my local drugstore in the late 1950's. Largest collection was from the wars our country had engaged...More

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We love hearing that you learned something new and enjoyed your experience, subeem! Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you very soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing gem of knowledge - love the air-travel section as well as black history section. Even if you are not a history buff, this is well worth a few hours

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NCMuseumofHistory, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A gem of knowledge! You're making us blush over here, T9307YBdavido! :) Thank you for the kind words and we're so thrilled you had a wonderful experience! Hope to see you again very soon!!

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