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North Carolina Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7900
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Ranked #6 of 76 Attractions in Raleigh
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Explore North Carolina's past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state's military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and... more » Owner description: Explore North Carolina's past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state's military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and more. Admission is free. Special programs include craft demonstrations, music concerts and family events. The Museum Shop features North Carolina crafts. Free parking is available on weekends. The museum is a part of the Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. « less
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Yadkinville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We spent about 2 hours here on Saturday with 3 kids they enjoyed it and didn't get bored. It was great to see the exhibits from days gone by especially the 1920's drugstore.

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

Thank you for your review and visit. Some folks don't know that we have plenty of stuff for kids so thanks for including that in your review. We try to have a little something for everyone! More

Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have toured this museum extensively on two occasions. I could return at least two more times and still find something new and intriguing to view and consider. North Carolina has a fascinating history and played a key role in much of what has happened in America since before the first settlers arrived. The story as told by the museum... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. There is a lot of NC history to pack into one museum--glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon! More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm from Oklahoma and went to learn about North Carolina. Loved it so much that we spent 2 hours the first day and went back for 2 hours the next. Everything is well done. It's a must if you are in Raleigh.

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

Thank you for your great review! Glad we can entertain the folks from Oklahoma--definitely different geography and history! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The North Carolina History exhibit is very cool, as are the many traveling exhibits that make stops here. The NC Sports Hall of Fame is also on premises, and the plaza out front is a nice place to eat lunch with a view of the State Capitol.

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

Glad you had a good visit and thanks for your review. More

Chocowinity, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We spent 1 1/2 hour in this museum and were only halfway through! We were enjoying everything about it and time had flown - we were hungry at 1:30pm. So we left for lunch and returned rested and enjoyed the whole experience. Truly well done and recommend to families, couples of all ages.

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

Thank you for your visit and wonderful review. So glad you had a good time--come back soon! More

Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the museum and loved it! We left the History of North Carolina for last, we enjoyed each exhibit and was very impressed the care and breadth of coverage of each topic. The Carbine Williams exhibit was very interesting and we enjoyed watching the news videos. The bathrooms were clean. We loved the History of North... More

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

Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you had a great time--please come see us again! More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was packed on the weekend for bugfest. There were too many people for comfort, but the exhibits were good.

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

Glad you enjoyed the exhibits. Bugfest can be a tough day to visit--come see us another time and I guarantee you will have more space to breathe! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We did this museum and the Natural History museum in one day. The museums are across from each other. A great way to learn more about North Carolina. The timeline exhibit covers so much and provides a great amount of detail. There are a number of different exhibits to see.

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

Thanks for your review! We are so lucky to be located across the street from the Museum of Natural Sciences. It makes for a great day--see one free museum, eat at one of Downtown Raleigh's wonderful restaurants, and then go see the other free museum. More

Marathon, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a must-see and right across from the capitol. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I spent as much time in the gift shop as I did enjoying the exhibits.

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

Thanks for your review! We love our gift shop because it has so many original NC products at good prices (the staff shop there quite a lot as well!). More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was my second visit to the museum but my husband's first time. There were no special exhibits of note the day we were there, but the permanent exhibit on the main floor, depicting the history of North Carolina is outstanding -- deserving of more than one visit.

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

Thank you for your response and for bringing a "newbie" to the museum. The first floor permanent exhibit The Story of North Carolina is a jewel in our crown! Come back November 15 when our exhibit on NC film opens. More

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