North Carolina Museum of History


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round (except holidays)
  • Hours - Mon.-Sat,9am-5pm;Sun.,12noon-5pm


  • 5 E. Edenton St.

    Raleigh,   NC   27601


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Explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history. “The Story of North Carolina” exhibition 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.

Monthly programs include children’s programs, craft demonstrations and family events. The Museum Shop, featuring North Carolina crafts, and the on-site restaurant Pharaoh’s @ the Museum are open daily.

Admission is free, although some special exhibits require a fee. Free parking is available on weekends in the Jones/Edenton Street lot.

To schedule group reservations (10 people or more), go to

The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh NC 27601


Latitude: 35° 46' 54.84" / Longitude: -78° 38' 18.5994"

Special Directions:

See our website for complete directions. Located in downtown Raleigh across from the N.C. State Capitol between the Capitol and the Legislative Building at 5 East Edenton Street. Main Entrance faces Bicentennial Plaza pedestrian mall linking Jones and Edenton Streets.

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