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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 way to know all about NC history

Took our 11 and 5 year old. They loved seeing the car from Talladega Nights. Must see for people who love history

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Took our 11 and 5 year old. They loved seeing the car from Talladega Nights. Must see for people who love history

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went late in the afteroon on a weekday and didn't give ourselves enough time to see all the exhibits. I would suggest a couple of hours.The museum closed at 5p. We loved all the NC history and the detail of the exhibits

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Raleigh, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best place to learn about NC, especially if you are a relatively new "implant". Great Civil War, WW I and WW IIS... section

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great museum regardless of how long you have lived in NC. You will learn things or be reminded of things you grew up with!

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest and say that history isn't really my thing. Depending on the subject I find it rather boring. However my husband and my son both enjoy it and it's another of Raleigh's beautifully done free museums so we went. Most of the exhibits were free. We did not go in to the paid exhibit but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The North Carolina Museum of History is one of the best state history museum's we have had the pleasure of visiting. Found in the various galleries are interesting exhibits, short videos, and some interactive features. There was a special exhibit that contained beautiful photographs of abandoned and decaying buildings. Persons visiting Raleigh should make it a point to spend a... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

People in Raleigh should be proud of this museum. The ground floor has a comprehensive and intelligent exposition of the history of North Carolina. Almost too much to take in on one visit but you won't regret it. I learned a lot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend a day entertaining yourself or your kids. Various interactive programs are highlighted on their website along with some wonderful summer camps, which are some of the least expensive around town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The galleries are pretty cool, but arent very cohesive. I only come maybe once a year, if there's a cool traveling exhibit. But still a super nice place. Worth a trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum is fairly small compared to others I have been in, but the exhibits were worth it. The special exhibit was very cool and worth the price (plus I went on a day it was half off.) Lady in the gift shop was very nice. I have never seen so many confederate flags in real life in one spot.

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Additional Information about North Carolina Museum of History

Address: 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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