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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 78 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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Pittsburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nice displays. Nice staff. It was nice to see the history of the state. The sports history area was great @lso

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North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This my second trip to the museum – The three inviting statues in front (Thomas Day, Sauratown Woman, and Fredrick Augustus) is where the tour begins - each one has a story behind them related to NC. There’s Native American history, Civil War history, Slavery & Segregation history, just a lot of North Carolina history to see and read about... More

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New Orleans, LA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Good for adults and children. Interesting exhibits and informative texts. The selections are topical and well-designed. Well done!

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Plain City, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We didn't have much time, so we just went to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame part of the museum. It isn't real big, but it is amazing how many sports stars have come from NC. Sections for motorsports, basketball, football, golf and others. There were some nice personal items as well as banners for the inductees. Another plus... More

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

Thank you for your review and spreading the word that the NC Museum of History is the home of the NC Sports Hall of Fame. NC is proud to be home to many world-class athletes and the Sports Hall of Fame celebrates their legacy--and it is all for free! More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My family and I visited this museum yesterday and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We learned a lot of NC history, as well as southern history. We did not have a lot of time; we got there around 3:30pm and they close at 5pm. We would def go back, if we are in the area. We were very impressed and best... More

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

Thanks for your review and your visit. Please come back to see us! More

East Bay, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Loved this history lesson about North Carolina! Covered every era chronologically in a variety of ways. I recommend you push all the buttons you come across and watch the films provided. I left feeling like I learned so many things about North Carolina and our country. Would definitely not miss. Free. M-Sat, 9-5pm. Make note of the special exhibits that... More

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

Thanks for your excellent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself and we can't wait to see you again soon! More

Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We walked through this museum one afternoon - I am sure it might be of more interest to native North Carolinians but there were still a lot of interesting items to look at read at/read about. We enjoyed it.

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

Thanks for your review and your visit to the museum. We actually have a gallery devoted to kids, another to NC in military engagements, and the Sports Hall of Fame, as well as several rotating exhibits throughout the year, so hopefully there is something for everyone! We'd love to have you back! More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While visiting our adult Scottish son in Raleigh, the three of us, my son, husband and myself, visited this museum. Our welcome at the entry desk was very friendly and helpful. We only had time to see the ground floor exhibition and it was extremely well laid out in a walk through journey through the centuries and years. We were... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope that we have a little something for everyone in our museum. The role of the Scottish and Scot-Irish in NC's history is very interesting. The folks in the mountains still mount Highland Games each year. More

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wish we had more time but after 90 minutes we had to leave for the airport. What we saw was really interesting so we will return when next in Raleigh.

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

Thanks for your review and please come back next time you are in Raleigh! We look forward to your visit. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had lunch at Pharoah's Café at the bottom of the museum and a nice gentleman told us he would see us at the museum. We nodded and smiled. Then we went up to the NC exhibit in the museum and there he was! He was so kind and so fun to listen to. He told us about the weapons... More

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

Thanks for your review. It sounds like you encountered one of our awesome volunteers--aren't they fabulous? So glad you and your son had such a great time. More

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