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Address: 160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
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+1 919-833-3431
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13:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 13:00 - 16:00
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Built circa 1770, Joel Lane’s home is a jewel of Georgian mid-Atlantic...

Built circa 1770, Joel Lane’s home is a jewel of Georgian mid-Atlantic colonial architecture. It was fully restored and furnished in the 1970s and is open for tours led by costumed docents. The site consts of three buildings and gardens: the museum, an adjacent 1790 middle-class dwelling, called the "Kitchen," beautiful herb and formal neo-colonial gardens, and a circa 1840 Visitors Center beckon visitors to enter a by-gone world. The buildings are filled with period furnishings and artifacts and paint a vivid picture of Colonel Joel Lane (1739-1795) and colonial life in the Carolina backcountry of 1770-1795.

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Few residents of Raleigh, North Carolina know of the Colonial history of the city in which they currently live. The home of Joel Lane is hidden away on Saint Mary’s Street in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Few residents of Raleigh, North Carolina know of the Colonial history of the city in which they currently live. The home of Joel Lane is hidden away on Saint Mary’s Street in downtown Raleigh. The site consists of a home, kitchen, gift shop and herb garden which is enclosed in a vine entwined fence. In 1927, the Joel Lane home... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My family and I went here for an event and loved every minute of it. The site is a great place to learn about some of the local history and make new friends!

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Wanted to visit ever since we relocated to the area. Finally had out of town friend visiting us and we went to see the house. Glad we did. Learn a lot so well worth the trip.

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Niceville, Florida
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I was visiting my parents that live near Raleigh and decided to find us something to do together that they would enjoy. We had a lovely time going back in time and learning the history of this family. My parents enjoyed seeing and hearing things that their parents had talked about from their lives. The tour guide was fairly new... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a must-stop for seeing a home from the earliest days, even preRaleigh as its owner helped to make Raleigh possible. The guide was truly engaging and most willing to answer questions.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Travel back to the beginnings of Raleigh, NC. Joel Lane House's docents take you back to the early years of Raleigh's Capitol when Joel LAne owned most of theproperty on which the the Bapitol buildings now stand. Great presentation of the historic artifacts in a house furnished much the same. Docents very knowledgeable. Annual events are fun and educational. Very... More 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This place is smack in the middle of downtown Raleigh. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk through and once done, walk down the street to get a beer at the Boylan Street pub or walk up the street to get a beer at Trophy pub on Hillsborough Street. Or walk down the hill and get a beer... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

it was great.Glad I came to visit. IT was educational and fun. It is a nice place to bring guests to. The staff is nice. And knowledgable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

I found this place when I first moved here. If you love history, the volunteers and workers here know their stuff and are willing to go the extra mile to make you feel immersed in the 18th century. If you have some free time, go visit. More importantly, if you love history, go see if you can volunteer. That experience,... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

The Joel Lane House is a little less than a mile from the Marriott hotel in downtown Raleigh. I walked there. I was the only one there and I was treated to a private tour by Alvetta. The house has been moved from the original location to where it is now. Because of the lot size and shape, it is... More 

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