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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 68 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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Salisbury, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am a history buff but I was amazed what all this museum had to offer!! Love the Civil War, Native American, and African American displays. Also love that it is clean, the staff was friendly. Going back very soon.

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

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you had a good visit! Please come back to see us again soon. More

Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I wish I'd had more time to dedicate to this one. I think most children might find it boring, but as an adult with a minor interest in history, I was fascinated.

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

Thanks for your review! Please come back and spend some more time at the museum, we have a lot of great free exhibits. We actually have a gallery especially for kids, The Tar Heel Junior Historian Association gallery, as well as plenty of hand's on activities throughout many of our exhibits so hopefully the museum will appeal to all ages! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My 11 year old and I just returned from the new exhibit on the History of Lebanese immigration. We started at the 1 hour History A La Carte talk given by a very articulate NC State professor. After both gaining a great deal of understanding, we went up to see the exhibit. There are many artifacts covering an wide range... More

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

Thanks for your wonderful review. Dr. Khater's lecture on the Lebanese in NC was great and I'm glad you got to visit the exhibit as well. We appreciate your visit and are glad you and your family had such a good time. More

Jagodina, Serbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

An international visitor and I visited this so that I could show her a bit of NC history. When we went, there were interesting exhibits of Lebanese-Americans in NC (Cedars in the Pine) and od Stagville Plantation in northern Durham County. The gift shop is wonderful.

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

So glad you had a chance to show your visitor the rich history of North Carolina. Thanks for the visit and the kind review! More

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

When my children were younger this was one of the places we enjoyed visiting. Now I often go for a day to get away from the normal. The exhibits change enough that no visit is boring and the staff is very willing to answer any questions. Soon as the grandchildren get old enough to be interested I will definitely be.... More

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

Thanks for your review! So glad to hear that you are making a visit to the museum a family tradition. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. More

Spartanburg, SC, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Came to see the Tsar's Cabinet and Windows into Heaven. For a small museum, this was an excellent exhibit and well laid out. Also greatly enjoyed Cedars in the Pines: a history of the Lebanese in NC. it was well presented and very informative.

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

So glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed our Russian exhibits as well as Cedars in the Pines! Thanks for your review and we look forward to your next visit! More

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a great time there, staff were cordial and knowledgeable. Parking is easy but its better to go during the week than the weekends.

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

Thanks for your review and your visit! More

Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to the museum for the special exhibit the Tsars' Cabinet, and it was interesting, as was the exhibit on 'Windows into Heaven' with the icons of the Orthodox Church. However, even more interesting was 'Cedars in the Pines: The history of the Lebanese in North Carolina'. This was an extremely well-presented, informative and interesting exhibit about real people... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very proud of our collaboration with NC State in bringing the Cedars in the Pines exhibit to the museum. The exhibit runs through the end of August so make sure to tell your friends and family! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While the NC Museum of History is obviously much smaller and doesn't contain the wide variety of exhibits that the Smithsonian does in DC, what's here is of at least as high an educational value and interest level. My wife and I wandered in from the science museum because we had another hour to kill. The exhibit illustrating the full... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. The museum is something of a hidden gem and it helps so much when people such as yourself write out it. I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed the exhibits (and it even appealed to a history-adverse person--the ultimate compliment!). More

Lincoln, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thorough explanation of North Carolina history, the good and the otherwise (every state has its shadows). The exhibits were nicely done, carefully prepared and well explained. I got tired before I finished all the enhibits - justifying a return visit.

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

Thanks for your visit and wonderful review! There is a lot to see and do at the museum so I hope you will come back and finish your exhibit! More

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