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North Carolina Museum of History

  • 5 E. Edenton St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Explore North Carolina’s past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state’s military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and more. Special programs include craft demonstrations, music concerts and family events. Free admission. To book group tours (10 people or more), call 919.807.7950 or 866.724.8687. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Museum shop open daily.


  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
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  • Monday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Friday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Hours: noon-5pm


  • Serves Lunch:
  • Dinner Price for Two: $ Under $20
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North Carolina Museum of History Meeting Facility
  • Theatre Capacity: 307
  • Banquet Capacity: 340
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 760
  • Space Notes: Contact Cheri Williams at 919-807-7875 for more information or see
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Daniels Auditorium X           307                 No  
Demonstration Gallery X           40     36     40     60     No  
Lobby X                   200     500     No  
Third Floor Balcony X                   100     200     No  

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

  • August 29, 2014 - April 15, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This case exhibit focuses on how bluegrass festivals and fiddlers’ conventions—along with record labels and television shows—helped ... View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • September 04, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Ages 3 and up (with adult). Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look arou... View Details

Saturdays in the Garden

  • September 20, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza and see what’s going on... View Details

From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel

  • September 27, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information and to register, visit Discover why we talk the way we do as you ... View Details

Make It, Take It: Face Jugs

  • October 11, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Hear some N.C. pottery history and craft a little clay "face" of your own. (drop-in program) View Details

19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

  • November 22, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Experience this exciting festival, named a "Top 20 Event" in 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society. Musicians, dancers, artists, storyteller... View Details

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

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