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North Carolina Museum of History

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Address: 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-807-7900
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state's...
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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Good overview of history from NC perspective

The main exhibit is laid out chronologically beginning with Native Americans then continuing through the major settlement eras and major historical events. You are free to browse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The main exhibit is laid out chronologically beginning with Native Americans then continuing through the major settlement eras and major historical events. You are free to browse at your own pace, even to backtrack if you wish. Artifacts and photographs are quite interesting. One negative aspect -- several of the photo captions are sized and colored in a way that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We saw The Story of North Carolina. It was wonderful. Especially considering it's free. Very interactive & informative. We loved it! I will definitely be back.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

On the way to another adventure, how could I not stop here and see the very special tribute to movies made in North Carolina?! What a wonderful and very special exhibit, particularly for people who love NC and like movies, because this state has a lot of history behind it in regards to the film community. There is a nominal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great museum, the attention of the receptionist is very friendly and nice . There are many things to do here it is an amazing way to learn about the history of this city

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our visit to the museum was coupled with other attractions in the area. The museum contains several exhibits on multiple floors. Some exhibits are extra. At the time we went we had the opportunity to view the NC Movies and Film Exhibit. A fun fact finding journey though the films shot in NC. Other exhibits I nclude the civil war... More 

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NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits, some interactive, and sure to please the history buffs of all ages. The flow between exhibits is good, and the guides knowledgeable and friendly.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We found this to be a great place to visit during our stay downtown Raleigh. Alot of fun and interesting things to see and learn.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderful walk thru NC history complete with artifacts you can touch! Great way for kids to see, hear and experience history. There are even pirates! Museum also includes NC Sports Hall of Fame.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a visitor to the South I learned a lot from the exhibits here in the museum. Very well explained exhibits about the local history for adults as well as children. Also can recommend the museum shop. Definitely make this a stop when in the area.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

With so much history of the state of NC, this Museum has a lot to offer. Their different sections are wonderfully designed, with lots of interesting displays. It would have been great if they had put more indigenous artifacts on display. Not enough...

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Additional Information about North Carolina Museum of History

Address: 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-807-7900
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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