North Carolina Museum of History

North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, North Carolina Museum of History Reviews: 4.5/5

North Carolina Museum of History

North Carolina Museum of History
4.5
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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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jackpine2
Omaha, NE496 contributions
OVERALL GOOD HISTORY
Jul 2021
although this may not be as popular as its sister down the street ...it's very worthwhile to get a reasonably good (? civil war narrative) of the state .. and best all it's free
Written July 15, 2021
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC283 contributions
Underrated
May 2021
Underrated when compared to the Museum of Natural Science.
Correctly focuses on North Carolina and has targeted beach music and racing and regional favorites. Worth your time to take a look.
Written June 10, 2021
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,158 contributions
Great North Carolina history in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina
Dec 2020
There are pay to park garages in the area as well as metered parking (2 hour limit) Monday through Friday. Admission to the museum is free (there is a donation box). There are 2 floors of exhibits. The first floor has an excellent history of North Carolina. The third (second floor is administrative) includes a sports hall of fame and children oriented exhibits. COVID-19: The employees were masked and visitors were expected to wear masks and respect social distancing. There were several hand sanitizer stations available.
Written March 25, 2021
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Don H
Booneville, AR11 contributions
Very Interesting
Sep 2020 • Couples
We spent over an hour and could spent much more. Most interesting was the early history of NC. Would highly recommend
Written September 27, 2020
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Zohi
Fayetteville, NC79 contributions
Informative
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you are in Down Town area, you better make a plan to go to this museum. Very interesting and informative
Written September 9, 2020
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Kenneth L
Raleigh10 contributions
This is a great stop to seek out downtown.
Feb 2020 • Family
Great museum downtown. Well managed and a great value. Raleigh has several fantastic museums downtown.
Written August 22, 2020
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Hal Watkins
Raleigh, NC18 contributions
Worth a look, free, spend a couple hours downtown.
Jul 2019
I enjoyed the museum, some of the exhibits were not working, overcrowded with busses of school kids the day I went. We need this for our kids, so I support the funding of the museum.
Written April 23, 2020
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Epps Adventures
Mesa, AZ66 contributions
An Excellent Museum
Mar 2020
This is easily one of the best museums I have ever visited. First, a great, clean building located across from the State Capitol building. The exhibits are interactive, huge, and are expertly laid out. Tons of interesting artifacts, and a room for everyone in your party. We went during the Women's Quilting exhibit, there was a sports exhibit, a toy exhibit, and the History of North Carolina exhibit (there were more, but we were short on time). The gift shop was also wonderful. You can grab a Cheerwine, and a souvenir to represent your favorite part of the museum. I am glad this was one of two things we were able to do in Raleigh.

Our party consisted of an 82 year old, 50-60 y/o, 30 y/o, and 8-12 y/o (family group). The museum is accessible, has open seating areas, restrooms on every floor. It was free the day we visited, but I didn't check in to whether or not it was free all the time. Anyway, great for the whole fam!
Written March 11, 2020
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Fred Boyd
San Clemente, CA585 contributions
Wonderful
Mar 2020 • Family
My wife, son and I spent a few hours touring the museum. This museum is very well done. The have many interesting displays that tell the history of North Carolina. I highly recommend a visit to this museum.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sherpa705518
32 contributions
Great way to spend the day!
Feb 2020
The museum exhibits follow a time line from prehistoric to modern history. We were only able to cover half of it during our 4 hour visit. Lots of interactive opportunities, places to sit and rest and excellent exhibits.
Written February 29, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Carolina Museum of History

North Carolina Museum of History is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM