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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:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Chairs Provided:
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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

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

  • June 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

  • July 03, 2014 - August 28, 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

Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza

  • August 02, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate Lebanese culture with a day of dancing and music in Daniels Auditorium and foods and crafts on Bicentennial Plaza. The festival also will fe... View Details

Exhibit Closing: Formed, Fired, and Finished: Art Pottery from the James-Farmer Collection

  • August 03, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This colorful case exhibit shows off several dozen examples of art pottery and the transition from utilitarian pottery. This exhibit has been made p... View Details

Time for Tots: Colonial Clothing

  • August 05, 2014 - August 12, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Ages 3-5 (with adult). To register, call 919.807.7992. Discover how children and adults dressed in colonial times. Then decorate your own pocket to t... View Details

History Corner: Play Ball!

  • August 06, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 6-9 (with adult). To register, call 919.807.7992. What was baseball before it was baseball? Learn about rounders, townball and similar historic ... View Details

History Hunters: The Boys-and Girls-of Summer

  • August 06, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 10-13. To register, call 919.807.7992. Look back at sports history, and learn how leisure activities (and athletes) have changed over the last c... View Details

Artist at Work: Susan Brabeau

  • August 09, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Visit our old-time drugstore exhibit and see how artist Brabeau re-creates the past in her paintings. (drop-in program) View Details

Make It, Take It: Gallery Hunt

  • August 09, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join a scavenger hunt through our 1920s pharmacy gallery, then make a period toy to take home. (drop-in program) View Details

Sam Ervin and Watergate: 40 Years Later

  • August 09, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dr. Karl Campbell, Appalachian State University Campbell, author of Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers (UNC Press, 2007), will moderate... View Details

Exhibit Closing: Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency

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

The popular lobby exhibit, which features the roles of Senator Sam Ervin and several Senate Watergate Committee staffers from the Tar Heel State, will... View Details

History à la Carte: The N.C. Pottery Center

  • August 13, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Bring your lunch; beverages provided. Lindsey A. Lambert, Executive Director, N.C. Pottery Center, Seagrove Lambert will talk about the role of the... View Details

Saturdays in the Garden

  • August 16, 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

Exhibit Closing: Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina: 130 Years of History

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

Don’t miss this temporary exhibit that commemorates the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made N.C. their home since the... 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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