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Joel Lane Museum House

  • 160 S. Saint Mary's St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

Built in 1769, this landmark is Wake County’s oldest existing home. It became the “Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital” when Joel Lane sold 1,000 acres to the state in 1792 for the formation of the new capital. Tours are provided by costumed docents. Admission and hours vary; call or visit website.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Wednesday Hours: 10am-2pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-2pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-2pm
  • Saturday Hours: 1-4pm
  • Sunday Hours: by appt. for groups
Joel Lane Museum House Meeting Facility
  • Theatre Capacity: 0
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Reception Capacity: 145

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Hall Parlor X               45         45     No  
Outside Garden X                   100     100     No  

Colonial Christmas Open House 2015

  • December 05, 2015
  • Address: 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27603

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of N.C.'s Capital,” will sponsor its annual Colonial Christmas Open House celebration on Satur... View Details

Elliot Engel on “The Inimitable Winston Churchill”

  • February 12, 2016
  • Address: 1816 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Dr. Elliot Engel has dug deeply into numerous biographies to discover delightful yet virtually unknown details of Churchill’s brilliant career. ... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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