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North Carolina Museum of History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great walk through the history of North Carolina

This is well worth a visit of at least a few hours. The walk through the history of North Carolina... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom W
Wonderful day with grandson

Wonderful day trip and so much to see. Excellent displays and something for everyone. My 6 year old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cherie51
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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 3 days ago

This is well worth a visit of at least a few hours. The walk through the history of North Carolina is very well done and offers something for people from all sorts of backgrounds, histories, ages, knowledge, etc. There is a really great documentary on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day trip and so much to see. Excellent displays and something for everyone. My 6 year old son loved it but definitely need a return trip. Great job North Carolina!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cherie51
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, cherie51, we appreciate you! We're delighted that you and your grandson had so much fun at the museum. We definitely encourage another trip and look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a good 3 hours in this museum located in the Raleigh downtown area. It was a very enjoyable and educational experience. The museum uses innovative displays and multimedia to present the rich history of North Carolina. As a foreigner on my first visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Suresh R
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Welcome to North Carolina, Suresh! We're so happy you visited the museum and are thrilled to know you had an enjoyable experience! We appreciate such a kind review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a wonderful place to take your family for a full day of exploration and adventure. We went for a birthday party and the kids absolutley loved it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ianf747
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Let the adventures commence! Thank you for the wonderful review, ianf747. We'd love to have you and your family back again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family had an amazing time here. Can’t say enough good things. An hour and a half is enough time. Preferred this over natural science.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rawband
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what a kind review, rawband! Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your experience with us. You and your family are welcome back to the museum anytime! See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to visit. Just a small donation is appreciated. Great Museum. Enjoyed the history of the Wright brothers and the contributions North Carolina made during the early years and wars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank djbalaban
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, djbalaban! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the museum and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is ALWAYS something interesting happening at the North Carolina Museum of History. My friend and I attended the FREE Music of the Carolinas: Freddy Greene - Street Genie jazz concert yesterday. It was AMAZING!! We will be back for a third visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That is always the goal! Thank you for the terrific review, yesblessed! (We love your user name, as well.) We definitely recommend coming a third time and look forward to having you visit again soon!

Reviewed January 6, 2019

Also visited NC Museum of Natural History next door. Visited on a Sunday, free parking in the lot across the road. No charge to enter this museum. Great museum, lots of NC history. Some of it from tough times in our country, such as the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words and wonderful review, dewmaniii! It sounds like you were able to truly experience the museum in its entirety, and we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful building. We spent the morning here while visiting family in Raleigh and were very impressed. Fascinating exhibits on the role of North Carolina citizens in WWI and on NC’s history (including remnants of a 3000 year old canoe and some of Blackbeard’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at the museum, Wordsmithlynn! Any time you are back in Raleigh, we would love to have you visit us again! Our exhibits are constantly rotating, so it could be a brand new experience! See you soon....More

Reviewed December 24, 2018

Worth a visit to this museum, it is very nice. Has a cafeteria where you can get a bite to eat too. Many nice exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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I think they have wheel chairs for rent. However, best would be to go online with any search engine find their home page and either find what they have or call the number on their web site just to make sure.
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