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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:
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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

  • August 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

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

Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts!

  • September 02, 2014 - September 09, 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 the “gooberlicious” history of peanuts, then create a “nutty&... View Details

History Corner: The Corner Cure-All

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

Ages 6–9 (with adult). To register, call 919.807.7992. Go on a hunt through our 1920s pharmacy exhibit, and learn about remedies—and toys... View Details

History Hunters: Home Remedies

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

Ages 10–13. To register, call 919.807.7992. Salt on a bee sting? A sock around your neck? Find out how our ancestors used home and store ingred... View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • September 04, 2014 - October 30, 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

Picturing History: Photography Workshop

  • September 05, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ages 10 and up $8 per person; $5 for museum members, THJHA members, or students enrolled in museum or historic sites junior curator programs To regi... View Details

National Grandparents Day at the Museum

  • September 07, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Enjoy discounts and specials in the Museum Shop while celebrating some of the special people in your life. Grandparents, enjoy 20% off your purchase ... View Details

History à la Carte: North Carolina’s Bluegrass Tradition

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

Joe Newberry, Songwriter and Musician Newberry is a N.C. transplant who has created music most of his life—with a banjo, a guitar and a fiddle.... View Details

The Scottish Referendum: A Peaceful Independence?

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

Dr. George S. Birrell, Scottish Lecturer/Researcher. Residents of Scotland are preparing to vote in a referendum to decide if Scotland should be indep... View Details

Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Bull Durham

  • September 12, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join us on the second Friday of each month to celebrate the films of N.C. and help count down to the opening of our next major exhibit. Speakers will ... View Details

Make It, Take It: Boll Weevils

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

Was the boll weevil really evil? See how this insect changed farming in the South, and make a weevil to take home. (drop-in program) View Details

Stories from NCpedia.org

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

Celebrate NCpedia.org—the State Library’s stop for Tar Heel facts, history and culture—with children’s activities, hands-on cr... View Details

Bluegrass in the Garden

  • September 14, 2014
  • Location: Fletcher Garden
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Grits and Soul, featuring Anna Kline and John Looney. Enjoy an evening of live Carolina bluegrass in Fletcher Garden, outside the Museum of History. ... View Details

Saturdays in the Garden

  • September 20, 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

From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel

  • September 27, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information and to register, visit humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/talkintarheel. Discover why we talk the way we do as you ... 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

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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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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