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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:
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  • Children Welcome:
  • Elevators Indoor:
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  • 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:
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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 http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/RenttheMuseum.aspx
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  • Outside Catering From Approved List Required:
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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  

Vietnam Veterans Day Weekend

  • March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Meet Vietnam veterans, and see equipment- including vehicles and helicopters-  and personal memorabilia such as uniforms, weapons and gear... View Details

ARTS Day: North Carolina Arts Council 50th Anniversary

  • March 28, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This kickoff is the first in a year-long schedule of activities that celebrate the impact of the N.C. Arts Council over the past fifty years and the v... View Details

Tartan Day North Carolina: A Scottish Celebration for the Old North State

  • April 06, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Tartan Day North Carolina: A Scottish Celebration for the Old North State is a daylong celebration of bagpipes, Highland dancing, genealog... View Details

World War I Centennial Commemoration

  • April 08, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

A ribbon-cutting will officially open North Carolina and World War I at the N.C. Museum of History. The day will feature a range of free family... View Details

Music of the Carolinas: NCCU Jazz Ensemble

  • April 09, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

North Carolina Central University was the first university in the state to offer a bachelor's of music degree in jazz studies and now offers a maste... View Details

20th Annual Spring Frolic Fund-Raiser

  • April 29, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Be a part the North Carolin Museum of History's largest annual museum fund-raiser as they honor longtime supporter and member Marion Jo... View Details

Music of the Carolinas: Kamara Thomas and the Night Drivers

  • May 14, 2017
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Kamara Thomas and the Night Drivers will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of History as part of the Music of the Carolinas series. 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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