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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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Very Good Museum specially people who are passionate about History

Very nicely maintained and good designed museum. It has lot of halls wherein you enter and get... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Family trip

Nice, wel layed out museum. Was not crowded at all. Parking is extremely convenient. We can't wait... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 5 days ago

Very nicely maintained and good designed museum. It has lot of halls wherein you enter and get knowledge about north Carolina history. it does not have any entry fee. Its good and one will enjoy stay there. You can take some selfies in special style

Thank akhilesh205
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, wel layed out museum. Was not crowded at all. Parking is extremely convenient. We can't wait to go back. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank mdncsu35
Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Carolina Museum of History is one of the best places to visit in Raleigh! They have a huge exhibit downstairs on the evolution of North Carolina, which includes amazing artifacts and information on the history of the state. I left the museum with...More

1  Thank Megan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attend monthly to listen to their lunch topics, We enjoyed the lectures on baby boomers. NC beers, WW1 in NC,& the Red cross

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous piece of history! Wide open space with plenty of interactive exhibits for both kids and adults and quick short videos. Lots of artifacts.... I enjoyed every inch of this exhibit. There is no charge and it is handicap friendly. Plenty of...More

Thank ginnyp17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to visit the museum with some of my friends and we had a blast! The big history exhibit was my favorite, with the interactive sections being the most informational! I would definitely recommend stopping by on your next trip to Raleigh!

Thank kj0nes9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take young children to learn a plethera of facts about history. Great exhibits for the young and old.

Thank Tritonboy17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is great in telling the history of NC, step by step. Everything is made with sense and you have a lot to learn in there. When I visited, there was an section for World War I very nice designed with a lot of...More

Thank Jigman A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum covers every part of North Carolina's history. There's a ton of exhibits to go through. The exhibit for sports history was a little disappointing but overall everything else was great. They even have an exhibit for small children. The gift shop here isn't...More

Thank Jagrego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very surprised at the quality of this museum. It is not really advertised or even mentioned at the top of the list of places to visit in Raleigh. But I spent 3 hours visiting it and truly enjoyed myself. I won’t comment on...More

Thank Pomerols
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Randy G
2 May 2017|
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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
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.
7 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!