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Five children exploring the exhibit, "The Story of North Carolina."

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 465,000 visitors a year, including 83,000+ school groups.

The museum is 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, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. 

You can contact the Museum at (919) 814-7000. The fax number is (919) 733-8655​.

The North Carolina Museum of History, our spectacular downtown monument to all that is North Carolina.” – The News and Observer