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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 nccapvisit.org. The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, www.ncdcr.gov.

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

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

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

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