North Carolina and World War I

  • Dates: February 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.807.7900
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 12-5pm
  • Admission: Free


North Carolina and World War I  has officially become the most-visited exhibit of record in museum history.

Join the 280,000+ visitors who have experienced what it was like to "step in the boots" of a Tar Heel soldier during World War I!

This free, interactive multimedia exhibit will commemorate the centennial of US entry into World War I and focus on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors will experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers, who entered the war in 1917.

The 6,500-square-foot exhibition will highlight approximately 500 artifacts, period photography, a trench diorama, historical film footage, educational interactive components, and video re-enactments that feature European and North Carolina soldiers and citizens to relate the stories of ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service to their country 100 years ago.