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“Informative but really small”

City of Raleigh Museum
Ranked #64 of 158 things to do in Raleigh
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Thanks to the Raleigh City Museum did I learn a lot about the city. With such small size, I think the museum designers did a great job in making the most out of it.

1  Thank Annie H
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband is going to a conference so I tagged along. Wanted to do something within walking distance of the Marriott ( while he was in classes) and saw this museum listed. It's very small but worth the effort of going. I showed up at 1:30 on a Friday and the entrance was free ( apparently between 12-2P) otherwise cost is $5.00. A year by year history of Raleigh with interactive exhibits, civil rights, TV and radio. The most interesting to me was the information on Sears Kit Homes. Apparently Raleigh as 74 homes from that era still in existence in the area ( according to the docent). My husband and I stayed in a little B&B that was a kit home in Brooksville, Florida a few years ago. That was the first I ever heard about them. Definitely worth the time.

4  Thank Sandal95
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

on Fayetville Street..Unaware that Sears started here..also alot of history of Fayetville Street in this musuem..a little hard to find, but worth it!

Thank Marta E
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

See Raleigh's history, year by year, on a wall that stretches half the length of the museum. Learn about radio and TV broadcast history in Raleigh. See where things, like the fairgrounds, used to be. There was also a new exhibit about kit homes that were popular in the 1920's. These are homes that were shipped to you in a kit you could assemble. Some of these homes are still standing and make up parts of our historic neighborhoods.

1  Thank Jen H
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

A family trip for about 3 hours to see the history of creations and how some of our people lived before us. How they have advanced to todays technology. Was totally awesome. learned a lot.

Thank Shaquala C
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