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North Carolina Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7900
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Great WW I exhibit in a wonderful museum

My wife and I visited the museum with another couple with the specific purpose of viewing the World... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Port Jefferson Station, New York
great museum

The museum of history is right across from the museum of natural science. The history one is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
+1 919-807-7900
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited the museum with another couple with the specific purpose of viewing the World War I exhibit. Before seeing his exhibit on the third floor, we viewed some of the exhibits on the first floor which take you through the history...More

Thank John514
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum of history is right across from the museum of natural science. The history one is similarly fun with plenty of exhibits. It was very interesting learning about the NC government, and on the top floor, there are some great photo ops where you...More

Thank interviewtraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my first time visiting the north carolina museum of history. I have to say that this museum is exceptional. The exhibits are designed very well snd very informative. The wwI exhibit was my favorite by far.well done

Thank oshi l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The current exhibition about WW I is fabulous! Lots of video clips, artifacts, personal stories, and even a simulated trench! Held the interest of our teen grandson. This museum just keeps improving.

Thank Peggy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking across street, safe, friendly streets. Bring a stroller for small kids. Lots of walking. Skip the lunch and dining in the building great restaurants near the Capitol right across street. Interesting exhibits lots of fun. Great for out of town company. Capitol has...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attractions are amazing, the history of NC, WWI and WWII, the photos from the Selma to Montgomery, 1920s drugstore, and a special kids exhibit! The museum is free and their to literally a wealth of knowledge here. Not to be missed!

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does an excellent job of presenting an overview of North Carolina history through exhibits, interactive displays and video presentations. The special exhibition on World War I was also extremely well done. Allow 2-3 hours for a visit. Highly recommended.

Thank swfl1800
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had such a fabulous time. She is 13 and very interested in history. She was particularly excited about learning more about the world wars. We couldn't have picked a better day as there was a Korean war veteran with some actual...More

Thank Cherish M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great glimpse into NC's past - some with which you may be familiar and probably a few with which you were not.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty nice history of NC museum. They also had a WWI exhibit. ..which was awesome. Not being from NC...I learned a lot! Worth parking in the parking garage. The most you will pay is $16...and with free admission to the museum. ..that...More

Thank ScarlettandRhett
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Randy G
How long does it take to tour the museum? I'm asking because I'd like to go on a Sunday when the hours are shorter.
2 May 2017|
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Response from smithnewland | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree with the comments above. Give it two hours at least, as there's bound to be several things that catch your interest - whether you're a military buff, sports fan, or something in between. If you're making a day of... More
Rick F
Is there parking at the museum?
11 March 2017|
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Response from eliza20152015 | Reviewed this property |
Can not answer. I used taxi and left the car at the hotel parking because it was snowing.
How much does the entry cost?
8 November 2015|
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Response from MCKILLIS | Reviewed this property |
Admission ifs free. There may be a special program or exhibit that may have a fee, but the museum itself is always free. Enjoy!