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“Enjoyed learning about NC history”

North Carolina Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 157 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This Museum is just wonderful! Every North Carolinian should take the time to explore this treasure. the different galleries are full of new and interesting exhibits. most have interactive and hands on to engage all ages and types of learners. Scout groups, home schoolers, families, educators and just about anyone will discover new and exciting facts about our wonderful state.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my first visit to this museum. The amount of information, the quality of the exhibits, the signage and the atmosphere were all great. Some areas were under construction but there was still a lot to see and do. Will return.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I didn't have that much time, but did tour the top floor, where the Civil War is displayed. One piece what is on display, is the only Southern Flag to return from Picketts Charge at Gettysburg, all the other's were taken by the Union Troops. Also, a good number of weapons, uniforms and paintings.

Thank steve r
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Fred O, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

We are very proud of our extensive collection of Civil War artifacts and are so glad you got to check some of them out! Our permanent gallery of NC history on the first floor also has an extensive section on the Civil War as well.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

a very good museum for children. can take lots of good pictures .we were at a town bluegrass event and the museum had very nice bathrooms.

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Fred O, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

I'm so glad your kids liked the museum! A lot of people don't realize that we have all sorts of great exhibits and programs for kids so thanks for spreading the word!

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Highly enjoyable for adults and children alike. Very visual and hands on. There are replica artifacts like ancient Native American pots and tools which people are invited to touch and experience. But there are also replicas of habitats, scenes, people - a lifelike sculpture of an African American woman weeping in a field during the Civil War reminds us that museums are not about THINGS.There are competently written placards for those interested in detailed knowledge. But the objects themselves take front stage - it is an impressive collection. My two favourite items were a canoe from 800 BCE found at the bottom of a river; and an 18th century cottage which was transported into the museum for preservation and display - you can walk around inside. We spent a lovely afternoon here and regretted not having allotted enough time to pay special attention to ALL the exhibits. We will go back. I literally had to drag my husband away from the section about automobiles.

Thank Sarah B
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Fred O, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Glad you enjoyed the museum's free exhibit on NC history "The Story of NC!" The canoe and actual buildings (inside a museum!) are two really cool components of this exhibit!

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