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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

Restaurants

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
  • Alcohol Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Chairs Provided:
  • Kitchen Facilities:
  • 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: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

  • August 29, 2014 - May 17, 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

History Corner: Can a House Talk?

  • April 01, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Learn a bit of house history, then hunt through the new photography exhibit, Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place. Ages 6-9 (w... View Details

History Hunters: This Old House

  • April 01, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Visit the new exhibit Rural Revival: Photographs of Home and Preservation of Place and discuss what buildings can tell us about the past—and how... View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • April 02, 2015 - April 30, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

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

First Fridays at the Museum

  • April 03, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (admission require... View Details

Time for Tots: Community Helpers

  • April 07, 2015 - April 14, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Learn about the history of familiar community helpers, including teachers, doctors, firefighters and police officers. Then, make your own service badg... View Details

History à la Carte: Rural Revival

  • April 08, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Scott Garlock, Photographer. Garlock shares his passion for N.C.'s old, abandoned structures—the root of the museum’s current preservation... View Details

Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • April 10, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This 1990 movie became one of the highest grossing independent films of all time and resulted in a sequel that was released just a year later. While s... View Details

This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place

  • April 11, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Mark Bradley, US Army Center of Military History. Bradley will discuss closing operations of the Civil War in N.C., including negotiations between Uni... View Details

Alice Gerrard and Scott Manring with special guest Cliff Hale

  • April 12, 2015
  • Location: Daniels Auditorium
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

N.C.'s own Alice Gerrard was nominated for a Grammy in the Folk Album category this year for her new solo album, Follow the Music. For her Music of th... View Details

American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps

  • April 17, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Cmdr. William Tschundy, Brig. Gen. Norman Gaddis and Col. Hien Vo. These three men survived years of terror as prisoners of the North Vietnamese commu... View Details

Make It, Take It: Lighthouses

  • April 18, 2015
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Set your course for the museum and learn about some of the lighthouses that line our coast. Then, make a paper lighthouse of your own. (drop-in progra... View Details

The Buck Stops Here

  • May 10, 2015
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

With Rebecca Jones (bluegrass banjo, cajon, harmony vocals), Julie Chiles (lead vocals, fiddle, guitar), Shona Carr (tenor guitar, vocals, clawhammer ... View Details

An Evening with David McCullough

  • May 21, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Author David McCullough is widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the... View Details

Two of a Kind

  • June 14, 2015
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Bill Myers and Dick Knight are both members of the renowned N.C. jazz band The Monitors, and this year they'll close out the Music of the Carolinas se... View Details

20th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

  • November 21, 2015
  • 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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