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North Carolina Museum of History

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Fantastic and broad representation of North Carolina

A very detailed collection of North Carolina’s history and it’s people. I was very impressed with... read more

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Bavarian_Ruffian
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Best WWI exhibit

Impressive museum to begin with, but the WWI exhibit was exceptional. Actual battlefield artifacts... read more

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Explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state's earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The major exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, and an interactive...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very detailed collection of North Carolina’s history and it’s people. I was very impressed with the exhibit that outlined the various immigrant communities and their contributions. Museum is free to enter and very spacious.

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Impressive museum to begin with, but the WWI exhibit was exceptional. Actual battlefield artifacts, and explanations of how the war started and progressed. Puts you right in the trenches with film and sound effects.

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating exhibits on native Americans in NC, pirates, civil war, reconstruction, and Jim Crow era. Lots more, but the other exhibits (WW I and onward) seemed similar to (and a bit less extensive) than we’ve seen in other places. I especially appreciated that it was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really interesting and with free admission too. It’s in nice location to the other museums and worth the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in NC all my life (39 years) and had never visited the museums in downtown Raleigh. It was a great reminder of things I had forgotten and a learning experience of many things I never knew. The walk through our states history is...More

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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you check us out and enjoyed the experience, Matthew! North Carolina truly has a fascinating history since its colonization! The World War I exhibit will be closing on January 6, 2019, so make sure to check it out at least one more time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great small museum that you can get through in just a few hours. My favorite exhibit here is in the North Carolina Roots section. It's on Earnie Barnes and totallybeorth a special trip to Raleigh ni matter where you are in the...More

Thank SharletteWilliams
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's an honor to be able to display Ernie Barnes' incredible artwork in the museum! Thank you for the kind words, Sharlette! We hope to see you here soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great myseum! Like a mini Smithsonian on Nc history! Wonderful displays and friendly staff. Nice gift shop too!

Thank Claire W
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Claire! We're proud to be affiliates to the Smithsonian Institution! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Originally from D.C. and having moved south years ago, it is wonderful when you find a museum associated with the Smithsonian. The exhibits change periodically and offer a wealth of knowledge. It's extremely interactive for kids and adults of all ages. They even offer activity...More

1  Thank Beth M
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love history, too! We're grateful to be Smithsonian Affiliates, and share branding with such an incredible institution. We'd love to have you come visit us again, soon, Beth! Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This was a really good museum to visit even if you are not the museum type. It told the story ofthe civil war and made the history of the area very clear

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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We credit our incredible curators for crafting such fascinating exhibits! Thank you for the wonderful review, Bob. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Have visited several times. Always a great place to visit with various exhibits that change to bring you a fresh perspective on the history of North Carolina.

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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Come on back whenever you would like!! We're delighted to hear you've made multiple memories here and hope they just continue!

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I think they have wheel chairs for rent. However, best would be to go online with any search engine find their home page and either find what they have or call the number on their web site just to make sure.
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