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North Carolina Museum of History

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must before you dare to travel across North Carolina!

It is a highly remarkable display of NC history. Very good display of each moment that has marked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joan M G
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Barcelona, Spain
Great trip for Kids of all ages

The NC Museum of History is a great trip for kids of all ages, especially the history buffs. Great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
suelynnl2017
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Raleigh, United States
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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 4 days ago

It is a highly remarkable display of NC history. Very good display of each moment that has marked NC's history over the years. It gives you an inside breath on why things happened the way they did and a good flavour of what NC's would...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The NC Museum of History is a great trip for kids of all ages, especially the history buffs. Great way to introduce history to your family if they are not already fans.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suelynnl2017
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We love creating new "fans" at the Museum! :) Thank you for the kind review, suelynnl2017! Hope to see you again soon and happy holidays!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good museum full of History. Interesting how pivotal North Carolina has been in American history, but it seems to take a back seat when compared to other states. They show case exhibits from settler times to modern. Good visit for history buffs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank awils92
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, awils92! We're happy to hear the history buff in you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intellectually I understand what happened in the US south...still hard to look at some of the artifacts like one sign from a lunch counter...hate is everywhere despitre what we may want to believe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Real_Duke_of_Hockley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a history lover, I felt right at home here. It was very interesting and educational to learn about the role of the people of North Carolina in the Civil and World Wars. The featured exhibition was about World War 1 and the exhibitions change...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EaglesFan27
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey EaglesFan27, thanks for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this FREE museum recently. The exhibits were exceptionally well done. We saw the one concerning the history of North Carolina, and it was excellent!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elaine H
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the sweet review, Elaine! We are thrilled to hear you and your husband truly enjoyed "The Story of North Carolina!" We hope to see you both again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great history museum! We are visiting from out of state and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about North Carolina in history. The exhibits are really good. And we loved the WW1 exhibit. The attention to detail is impressive. So much to see, and read,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank redheadedmama
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, we are so delighted to hear all of you enjoyed your experience with us, redheadedmama! Thank you for the kind review. We'd love to have y'all visit again anytime you'd like!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting this place because every time I visit, there is something different in the top exibit. The staff there is nice enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Torrential_downpour, thanks for the wonderful review! We pride ourselves on having rotating exhibits (as well as permanent ones), allowing visitors to get a new experience several times a year! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have never been to such a wonderful museum. The hands on exhibits were fantastic for the kids (and even for us grown ups). We went early in the summer of 2017.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kelly m
KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Kelly, we're honored to be called that!! Thank you for such a sweet review. We would love to have you and your family visit us again very soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Donna & I attended a very informative Piedmont Picnic sponsored FERMENTATION CLASS, learning about making Sauerkraut & preserving other vegetables. North Carolina Museum of History provided the classroom facility to make this possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
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KerryB2348, Public Relations Manager at North Carolina Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Piedmont Picnic has been such a wonderful partner! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the class and we hope to see you again at the Museum soon! Thank you for the terrific review!

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