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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
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  • 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: 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

Time for Tots: First in Flight

  • December 02, 2014 - December 09, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Ages 3-5 (with adult). Learn about the Wright brothers’ plane and other famous flying machines, then make a paper plane or helicopter to fly at ... View Details

History Corner: Starring North Carolina!

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

Ages 6-9 (with adult). Visit Starring North Carolina! and learn about our state’s role in making movies and TV programs. View Details

History Hunters: Behind the Scenes at the Movies

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

What is a dolly grip, or a gaffer? Learn about filmmaking and meet some folks who help make the magic. View Details

Storytime in the Gallery

  • December 04, 2014 - December 18, 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

History à la Carte: Stewards of the Sandhills

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

Linda Carnes-McNaughton, Curator and Historical Archaeologist, Cultural Resources Program, Fort Bragg Carnes-McNaughton will discuss settlement in th... View Details

Capitol Tree Lighting

  • December 11, 2014
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Bring the family to the annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30pm on the Capitol grounds. Seasonal music and hands-on fun will highlight this evening at... View Details

Starring North Carolina! Film Series: Iron Man 3

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

Pre-movie presentation by Bryan Simmons, Memorabilia Collector. Much of Iron Man 3 was filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and around Wilmington. In add... View Details

Make It, Take It: Holiday Ornament

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

Learn about Tar Heel holiday traditions and make a Victorian-style ornament to take home. (drop-in program) View Details

First Night Raleigh at NCMH: Out of This World

  • December 31, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh including the musuem
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

2-6pm: children’s celebration; 6pm: exhibits close; 7-11pm: events in Daniels Auditorium. First Night button required for entry—buy yours ... View Details

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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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