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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
  • Alcohol Allowed:
  • 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: 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

Halloween Safe Night at the Museum

  • October 31, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 12 and under (with adult). Search out candies and treats as you walk along the trick-or-treat trail and through The Story of North Carolina. Spo... View Details

Young Associates Members’ Halloween Bash

  • November 01, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Museum members in their early 20s to early 40s will hold their second annual Halloween costume bash. Join at the event or visit ncmuseumassoc.com for ... View Details

Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

  • November 04, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Learn about the lives of N.C.'s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories and making a paper turtle rattle to take home. Ages 3... View Details

History Hunters: New North Carolinians

  • November 05, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 10-13. What pulled or pushed you to N.C.? Learn some reasons why people move here. View Details

Hidden Histories: Fact or Fiction?

  • November 07, 2014 - November 08, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Teachers, grades K-12 join the Museum of History and the N.C. Civic Education Consortium for a two-day workshop designed to deepen your understanding... View Details

Make It, Take It: Bluegrass Banjo

  • November 08, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Come see Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals, and make yourself a toy banjo from three simple items. (drop-in program) View Details

Music of the Carolinas: Dark Water Rising

  • November 09, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This Robeson County band blends soul, blues, country, hip-hop, gospel and rock with the free spirits of its members' rich Lumbee culture. Presented w... View Details

History à la Carte: Veterans Histories

  • November 12, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Rusty Edmister, Oral Historian and Videographer Edmister, himself a Vietnam veteran, has recorded more than 150 interviews with veterans, and he is d... View Details

Starring North Carolina! Exhibit Preview and Red Carpet Opening

  • November 14, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

See the museum’s latest major exhibition—Starring North Carolina!—before it opens to the public on Saturday, Nov. 15. Watch for deta... View Details

Time for Tots: Early American Indian Life

  • November 18, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 3-5 (with adult). Learn about the lives of N.C.’s first inhabitants by handling objects, listening to stories and making a paper turtle rat... View Details

American Indian Heritage Education Day

  • November 21, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Teachers, grades K–12: Register by Nov. 7, and bring your students to a special day of storytelling, crafts, games, foodways, dancing and music&... View Details

Film Premiere: First Language-The Race to Save Cherokee

  • November 21, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan, Filmmakers, and Walt Wolfram, Coauthor, Talkin’ Tar Heel, and NCSU Linguistics Professor. A production of th... 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

Artists, dancers, performers! Take part in workshops and craft activities, and learn about our state’s American Indian population—the larg... View Details

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

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