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28 May

Exhibition: No …

May 28, 2017 — Jan 07, 2018
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series …
16 Sep

The Carolina Ballet …

Sep 16, 2017 — Oct 01, 2017
If you loved Carolina Ballet's The Little Mermaid last season, …
26 Sep

Bluegrass Ramble

Sep 26, 2017 — Sep 28, 2017
The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA's innovative showcase series in …
29 Sep

PNC presents Wide …

Sep 29, 2017 — Sep 30, 2017
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music …
8 Oct

Downtown Raleigh …

Oct 08, 2017
A 1/2 mile of food trucks and restaurants spread out over 11 …
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Raleigh, N.C., History

Founded as N.C.'s state capital in 1792, Raleigh reaps many rewards for history lovers. Visit the State Capitol building to learn about secret rooms, ghost stories and the principles upon which the State of N.C. was founded... while viewing George Washington in a Roman toga!

Historic Oakwood is a Victorian-style neighborhood and features an old graveyard full of once-prominent Raleigh area figures. Among several historic homes to tour is the North Carolina Executive Mansion, which was constructed entirely of materials from our state.

If you really want to taste the history of the area, stop in a local tavern and try the Cherry Bounce, an alcoholic beverage that played a key role in determining where the state’s capital would be relocated.

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Basic Listings

Andrew Johnson Birthplace

  • 1001-1099 Wake Forest Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27604

Artificial Limbs

  • 225 N. McDowell St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Borden Building

  • 820 Clay St.
    Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.4363

Burke Square

  • 200 N. Blount St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Camp Mangum

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Capital Area Preservation

  • 1111 Haynes St.
    Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.833.6404

Caswell Square

  • 216 W. Jones St
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

City Cemetery

  • 500 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.831.6548

City Market

  • 215 Wolf St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 984.232.8661

City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)

  • 220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.2220

 

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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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