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North Carolina Museum of History

  • 5 E. Edenton St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Explore more than 14,000 years of N.C. history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The award-winning exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state’s military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Programs include family events, music performances and craft demonstrations. The Museum Shop and the restaurant, Pharaoh's at the Museum, are open daily.

Admission is free, although some special exhibits require a fee. Museum hours are Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Free parking is available on weekends in the Jones/Edenton St. lot. To schedule group reservations (10 people or more), go to The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources,


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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  

Exhibition: N.C.'s Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith

  • November 06, 2015 - July 10, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Explore Billy Graham's life and a ministry that spanned several decades and included the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War through memorabilia,... View Details

Amythyst Kiah

  • February 14, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Amythyst Kiahdefines her sound as simply as southern roots music. Digging into what that means, Kiah is a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer-so... View Details

Inis Cairde (Irish dance)

  • March 13, 2016
  • Location: Daniels Auditorium
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with PineCone, the N.C. Museum of History and the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance! This Raleigh-based scho... View Details

Triangle Youth Music

  • April 17, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Classic big band music from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Fletcher Henderson plus newer works by Maria Schneider, Charle... View Details

Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in 5 Days

  • April 23, 2016 - April 28, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Burning Coal Theatre Company and the N.C. Museum of History will present a marathon reading of each of William Shakespeares 38 plays in Apr. to mark t... View Details

Exhibition: First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

  • May 07, 2016 - May 30, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This exhibit features the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare, which is on a national tour for the first time from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The N... View Details

Offer Title Start Date End Date Offer Details
Billy Graham’s Favorites Boxed Lunch for $10 12/04/2015 07/10/2016 Visit the North Carolina Museum of History to see the exhibition "N.C.'s Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith." Before or More...
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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