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North Carolina Museum of History

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Museum of History

We stumbled across this Museum will visiting the Capitol across the street. It is free! There are... read more

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Felecia F
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If you enjoy history and museums, you'll enjoy this one. Lots to see, and laid out very nicely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled across this Museum will visiting the Capitol across the street. It is free! There are parking spaces behind the museum. We arrived an hour and half before they closed and this was not enough time to see everything. We almost finished seeing everything...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy history and museums, you'll enjoy this one. Lots to see, and laid out very nicely. Worth the visit, and close to tons of places to eat also if you're hungry!

Thank theNamssob
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

The North Carolina Museum of History in Downtown Raleigh is worth visiting. Admission to the museum is free but donations are appreciated. Besides the North Carolina permanent exhibit on the first floor, the third floor has some special exhibits. During my visit, there were some...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a comprehensive review, NCTraveler2015! Thank you for the kind words and we're just delighted to know you enjoyed your experience at the museum. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Were stopping in Raleigh one night. Worth a visit to the museum. Lots to see from early days to present especially liked the Civil War and WW1 sections. Huge in size but sadly the cafe was closed this day. Would recommend but for very young...More

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Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, Kenneth! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

While on our first visit to N Carolina we decided to check out this museum to learn a little about the state. The displays and collections were so fascinating that we ended up spending several hours there. I would recommend it to anyone with an...More

Thank Gregory M
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gregory, thank you for the wonderful review! We're so happy you enjoyed the experience and would recommend the museum to others! Have a great week and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed. Great that we only go every 10 years or so, because the prices are high. Won’t go, but once every blue moon. Great for kids every 5 years or 10 also. Bring snacks for the kids, prices are high! If they will let...More

Thank JLH1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

To anyone traveling to Raleigh this museum is a must see. I think this museum is the best place to learn about North Carolina history. From the first inhabitants to Blackbeard to the plantation life all the way to modern times. There is so much...More

Thank SM_020817
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, we love hearing that! We're thrilled to know you truly enjoyed your experience both days and we'd love to have you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free but accepts donations. We learned a lot about the history of Raleigh and they had a special WW1 exhibit that was very interesting featuring a lot of soldiers for North Carolina.

Thank gunit1955
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed visiting with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great taste of the history of both NC and Raleigh itself. Lots of exhibits for people of all ages. Free museum with donations accepted

Thank RedSox1967
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, RedSox1967! We'd love to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and worth the time to discover things about North Carolina you may not know. Blackbeard and Daniel Boone? I didn’t know they are part of the history of the state. Nor did I realize the part the state played in the...More

Thank Catherine R
Kerry B, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and learned about the "origin stories" of some of history's most influential figures! We hope to see you again soon.

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