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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.

General

General
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Children Welcome:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Gift / Retail Shop:
  • GLBT Friendly:
  • Reservations Required for Groups:
  • 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

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Amenities
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Dinner Price for Two: $ Under $20
Other Amenities
  • Outdoor/Patio Dining:
  • Takeout:
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 http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/RenttheMuseum.aspx
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  • Indoor:
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  • Outside Catering From Approved List Required:
  • Parking Onsite:
  • Permanent Stage:
  • Tables Provided:
  • Wireless in Meeting Space:

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: Cedars in the Pines

  • February 22, 2014 - August 31, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This exhibit commemorates the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made N.C. their home since the 1880s. Cedars in the Pines is p... View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • April 03, 2014 - April 24, 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

History Corner: A Is for . . . Architecture!

  • May 07, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 6-9 (with adult); $1 per child. To register, call 919.807.7992. Architects know the difference between a column and a cornice. You will, too, af... View Details

History Hunters: The Perfect City

  • May 07, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

What makes a good city? How do leaders decide what people need where? Let’s talk about Raleigh and come up with our own ideal city. Ages 10... View Details

History Speaks

  • May 10, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Howard Craft, Playwright, Poet and Author. Come and enjoy a unique look at The Story of N.C. Craft will choose an exhibit object that “speaks&rd... View Details

Music of the Carolinas: Cane Creek Cloggers

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

You’ll be tapping your foot and slapping your knee as this dance troupe shares, promotes and teaches the enjoyment of old-time clogging, “... View Details

History à la Carte: “Th’ Bullfrog”

  • May 14, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Willard “Th’ Bullfrog” McGhee. Many are familiar with the delta and Chicago versions, but th... View Details

Cedars in the Pines in the Kitchen

  • May 17, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Explore the foods that made the trip from Lebanon to N.C. What foods survived the journey intact, what foods didn’t and what foods were changed? View Details

Make It, Take It: Army Patches and Badges

  • May 17, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Visit the museum’s military history gallery, A Call to Arms, then make a World War II soldier patch or badge for Memorial Day. (drop-in program) View Details

Saturdays in the Garden

  • May 31, 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

Time for Tots: Skiffs, Sharpies and Sailing Ships

  • June 03, 2014 - June 10, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Discover different kinds of boats, and make a sailing vessel to take home. Ages 3-5 (with adult); $1 per child. To register, call 919.807.7992. View Details

History Corner: Stagville in Black and White

  • June 04, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Can pictures tell stories? Why, yes. See how as we investigate the photo exhibit Stagville: Black & White. Ages 6-9 (with adult); $1 per chil... View Details

History Hunters: Stories in Black and White

  • June 04, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Places have stories to tell, just like people do. Find out how photographer Brenda Scott discovered stories—and local history—through her ... View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • June 05, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-r... View Details

Saturdays in the Garden

  • June 07, 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

History à la Carte: Stagville in Black & White

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

Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Dr. Brenda Scott, Photographer Scott will discuss some of the discoveries she made in relating the past to t... View Details

Artist at Work: Alyssa Hinton

  • June 14, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Hinton is an internationally known mixed-media artist inspired by her N.C. Indian heritage. Watch her create work that combines Native American tradit... View Details

Make It, Take It: Mix that Media!

  • June 14, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Watch Alyssa Hinton during her Artist at Work program, then create a simple mixed-media picture to take home. (drop-in program) View Details

Cedars in the Pines: The Film

  • June 15, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Middle East Studies and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, NCSU. Watch the documentary that led to the ... View Details

Art Pottery Roadshow

  • June 21, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

A. Everette James, Terry Zug and Steve Compton. Three authorities on the art pottery movement in N.C. will discuss how different potters’ styles... View Details

Pirates, Ahoy!

  • June 21, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Calling all buccaneers! Set sail for the museum to hear tales about Blackbeard and other seafarers and to make crafts. You might even challenge a real... 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

Celebrate American Indian history and culture in our state. Watch traditional and contemporary artists, dancers and performers. Participate in hands-o... View Details

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

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