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Exhibition: Rolling …

Oct 01, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
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Exhibition: Secret …

Oct 22, 2016 — Mar 12, 2017
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North Carolina …

Nov 25, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
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The Nutcracker

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Dec 31, 2016
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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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Andrew Johnson Birthplace

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

Apex Historical Society

  • P.O. Box 506
    Apex, NC 27502
  • Area: Apex
  • Phone: 919.630.5600

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

Century Station Post Office

  • 300 Fayetteville St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.334.3802

City Cemetery

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

 

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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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