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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:
  • Friday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Gift / Retail Shop:
  • GLBT Friendly:
  • Monday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Reservations Required for Groups:
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Hours: noon-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-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
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  • 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  

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

Making the Cut: What the First Folio Leaves Out (and In)

  • May 06, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Hear about William Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio from Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. The ... View Details

Readings: "Exit, Pursued by a Bear"

  • May 06, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Drop in to hear poet Joseph Mills, a professor at UNC School of the Arts, read from his latest collection, "Exit, Pursued by a Bear." Inspir... View Details

Shakespeare's Garden

  • May 07, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Shakespeare mentioned plants and gardens in many of his plays and sonnets, often using them as metaphors for life. Join a special tour of the outdoor ... 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

The exhibit will features the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare, on national tour for the first time from the Folger Shakespeare Library. One of the m... View Details

Music of the Carolinas: The Zinc Kings

  • May 08, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

"Shakespeare and old-time [music] work shockingly well together," says a member of the Zinc Kings. In 2013 the group collaborated with Ralei... View Details

History a la Carte: Rescripting Shakespeare

  • May 11, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dessen will single out moments in various Shakespeare plays and talk about rescripting elements to make the plays relevant to modern audiences. Brin... View Details

History Corner: "Shake" It Up!

  • May 11, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Online registration is required. For info, please call. This program is for ages 6-9 (with adult). Quote a speech, fold a folio (book), print som... View Details

History Hunters: "First Folio" - Put It Together

  • May 11, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Online registration is required. For info, please call. This program is for ages 10-13. Why is Shakespeare so popular? Discover his role in history, s... View Details

Longleaf Film Festival

  • May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

More than 40 films from across the state and around the world will be screened for the public during the Longleaf Film Festival. To view the officia... View Details

Have Fun With "Hamlet"

  • May 21, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This program is for ages 6-10 (with adult). Registration required at the website. For info, please call. Use your bodies, voices and imaginations to b... View Details

Words, Words, Words!

  • May 21, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Online registration is required. For info, please call. Program is for ages 11-14 (with adult). Shakespeare loved playing with words, and he created m... View Details

Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Garden
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In conjunction with the N.C. Museum of History, Bare Theatre Company will present three outdoor productions of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" in ... View Details

21st Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

  • November 19, 2016
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from N.C.'s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. For all age... 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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