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Joel Lane Museum House

  • 728 W. Hargett 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.

General

General
  • 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  

Lecture by Michael Greer on “Breathing Life into a Dying Art: Bookbinding in the Age of the Kindle”

  • September 17, 2015
  • Location: Visitors Center
  • Address: 160 S. Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27603

The JLMH is proud to present a lecture by Michael Greer on “Breathing Life into a Dying Art: Bookbinding in the Age of the Kindle and Shutterf... View Details

Film: “Earl Ijames’s Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troops”

  • October 08, 2015
  • Location: Joel Lane Museum House Visitor Center
  • Address: 160 S. Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27603

The JLMH is proud to present a documentary film and Q &A with Earl Ijames on “Earl Ijames’s Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troo... View Details

Lecture on "The Crucial Role of N.C. During the American Revolution"

  • November 01, 2015
  • Location: Visitors Center
  • Address: 160 S. St. Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27603

The JLMH is proud to present a lecture on “The Crucial Role of N.C. During the American Revolution” by Suzanne Adair. Admission is $16 f... View Details

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

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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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