Welcome to the North Carolina Museum of History!
Visitors from around the world travel to the North Carolina Museum of History to discover fascinating secrets and hidden gems from our state's past. Located at 5 East Edenton Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh, across from the Capitol, the state history museum welcomes more than 400,000 visitors a year, including roughly 80,000 school groups. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. Nearby the museum is convenient parking, restaurants, and many other family-friendly attractions.
The Museum is open every day except New Year's Day, January 2, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
You can contact the Museum at (919) 807-7900. The fax number is (919) 733-8655.
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“The North Carolina Museum of History, our spectacular downtown monument to all that is North Carolina.” – Jim Jenkins, News and Observer
North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1011
The North Carolina Museum of History Associates are the membership arm of the Museum of History. Your membership is tax deductible and is used to help the museum fund educational programming and family events, artifact acquisition and conservation, and marketing efforts as well as day-to-day operational expenses. Join now! To contact the Associates staff, call 919-807-7850 or write to:
North Carolina Museum of History Associates
PO Box 25937
Raleigh, NC 27611
Journey through the trenches of World War I, discover 14,000 years of North Carolina history, explore the NC Sports Hall of Fame, and so much more.
Click here to view all of our current exhibits.
Programs and Events
The museum has unique and exciting programs every week, so there is always something new to learn.
Click here to view all our current and upcoming programs.
Your tax-deductible donations ensure that our exhibitions, our education and outreach programs, and our research and conservation efforts continue to thrive. Please give to the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contact the Foundation office by phone at 919-807-7876 or by mail at:
North Carolina Museum of History Foundation
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601