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City of Raleigh Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Could be more organized

I'm glad Raleigh has its own museum separate from the State Museum of History. But actually only a... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Juan L
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
Nice place for local historians

This is one of those "oh I had no idea it was here" places that is a nice find, however there is... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Mark S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by understanding its past, through the collection and preservation of objects and materials relevant to the city's history and culture.
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220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
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+1 919-996-2220
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

Big hit this time was the cartoonist's display. Really well done. It was crowded but not cramped at all. You could easily get through it in an hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We had a hard time trying to find this place....We actually have not visited due to the difficulty of finding it and the difficulty in finding a place to park....Due to the difficulties that my family and I experienced concerning this attraction is why I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

I'm glad Raleigh has its own museum separate from the State Museum of History. But actually only a small portion of the museum is dedicated to a history of the city. The rest is for temporary displays. The display I saw was about local political...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Juan L
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is one of those "oh I had no idea it was here" places that is a nice find, however there is not enough inside (In my view) to keep you engaged for more than 30 minutes. Nice stop if you are already in town...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The City of Raleigh Museum is a quaint little museum in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The museum occupies the first floor of the former Briggs Hardware Building. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is four stories tall and often...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The City of Raleigh Museum is worth a visit if you are in the area. Admission is free and you might learn something new. COR is open 7 days a week and also open during First Friday. The museum takes up the first floor of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Not really much to see. The interactive displays didn’t work well, if at all, and information was limited. It’s ok if you need to kill some time. Otherwise, take a pass on this one.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Have very colorful appearance !! You will not know if is a a museum !1 The building name has cor !! Large inside They kept the door locked !!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank smithsandra1
Reviewed August 15, 2017

It won't take long to roll through this place. It has good information on Raleigh. If you're downtown stop by.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank korndogizard
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I am a Raleigh native whose roots run back to the Revolution in the Raleigh area. It was embarrassing that my hometown museum chose such a limited focus on the rich history that has taken place here. The focus on the Civil Rights movement, a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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You might be able to find a parking space right on Fayetteville Street. If not there are several parking decks downtown.
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