The North Carolina Museum of History announces the start of an exciting transformation! 

In order to serve you better and provide new and dynamic rental spaces, the museum will be undergoing a transformation of our space. The museum’s third-floor exhibits will close on June 3, 2024. The first-floor exhibits and the physical museum building will close on October 7, 2024. The Museum Shop will remain open to the public until December 29, 2024. Museum rentals will be suspended as of October 6, 2024. We look forward to working with you in the future! 

Rent the Museum

The North Carolina Museum of History hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including corporate dinners, cocktail receptions, legislative receptions, business luncheons, meetings, wedding receptions, and holiday parties. Three spaces are available for rental:

The Museum Lobby

The Museum Lobby can accommodate guests for a reception and a sit-down dinner. With room for a DJ and a dance floor, the lobby allows guests to enjoy music and dancing throughout the evening.

The Demonstration Gallery

The Demonstration Gallery is a unique setting, perfect for small meetings and lunches. Surrounded by three glass walls, the "glass box" has a wonderful view overlooking Bicentennial Plaza and the Legislative Building.

Daniels Auditorium

Daniels Auditorium, with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, is the ideal setting for presentations, large meetings, and performances.

Arrangements can even be made for your guests to explore galleries and exhibits in the museum.

Book your next event at the North Carolina Museum of History, and bring North Carolina's history to life.

For more information, including current COVID-19 restrictions, or to set up an appointment, contact Cheri Williams, our Special Events Coordinator, at 919-814-7075, or via email at