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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 75 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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Concord, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pretty interesting exhibits here. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff at the front desk. I should have used the map they hand out. Halfway through the bottom floor which is early north carolina history through the American revolution I got turned around. There is a cow that moos when you approach it and an exit near the cow. If you look... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great place to visit once or twice a year if you live here Also, a great place to bring friends and family who don't live in Raleigh It's 3 floors and usually features permanent and traveling collections There's also a nice, reasonably priced gift shop on the lower level Free admission Free parking It's a easy place to spend an... More

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

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Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I can't believe it's free to visit this museum. It's incredible! I visit Musee du Louvre in Paris after this museum and everything there reminded me of this Raleigh museum. It's very interactive. My wife and I just went there to while away time. We parked in front of it and feed the meter for an hour. After that one... More

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

Wow! Thanks for your outstanding review. We are one of Raleigh's best kept secrets but we are trying to get the word out--reviews like yours help us so much. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

lots to look at - my gran daughter loved it - lots to explore and it is free - which is great because we are retired

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Greenville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in town for First Fridays, to look at Galleries and enjoy a meal. We heard about this museum and decided to stop by. We were pleasantly surprised! The museum has a lot to offer for kids of all ages. And it was free! If you are in Raleigh, stop by. You won't be disappointed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We always ensure to treat our family and friends to a NCMA visit. So fortunate to have a world class venue in Raleigh and always proud to show it off!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was in Raleigh for Labor Day weekend and wanted to discover the city. I toured the North Carolina Museum of History. Outstanding displays and information. I did learn a lot about North Carolina. Excellent use of time. All of this new knowledge without a cost of admission. Of course I gave a nice donation. Go to this Museum and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The big attraction is the History of North Carolina. Takes a couple hours to take it all in. I learned a ton. We took our 2 "kids" - an 18-year old and 12-year old. The 18-year old took it all in. The 12-year old started to lose it a bit... We took him to the secondary section on the top... More

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Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While looking at tripadvisor for things in do on a trip to Raleigh, I found this museum. Across the street from the Science Museum and also free entry. 2 great museums for no cost. Who could ask for anything better. My 11yo got a great personal history lesson from the Korean War Vet who had some hands on items he... More

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Atlanta,Ga
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Outstanding exhibits, knowledgeable personnel, hand on exhibits, great facility AND FREE. Will definitely be back

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