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Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We’re Open—Celebrate July 4th with Us!

Round up your pals, and join us for Independence Day! Galleries are open all day with an array of fascinating, and free, hands-on exhibits.

Start your celebration with two small lobby cases of patriotic interest that are closing soon: North Carolina’s original copy of the Bill of Rights will be on display through Sunday, July 7, and Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later, which is open through Sunday, July 14. 

Then, enjoy our latest exhibits, each one examining different aspects of freedom: QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts, One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race, and Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862–1901. And, of course, you can wander the permanent exhibits, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and The Story of North Carolina, for more thoughts on freedom’s gifts.

In addition, we are honored to continue our affiliation with the Blue Star Museum program, which offers active and retired military personnel (with ID) discounted memberships, along with a 10 percent discount in the Museum Shop (20 percent on July 4, only). Sign up for the museum e-newsletter or follow our social media outlets for other information.
Please note that Summer Storytime will NOT take place on Thursday, July 4.