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North Carolina Museum of History

5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

The North Carolina Museum of History encourages visitors to explore state, regional, and local North Carolina history. Exhibits change, so please call for current offerings. Several past exhibits can be viewed online, including North Carolina and the Civil War, the story of North Carolinians who lived, served, and sacrificed during the bloody conflict. The permanent exhibit, "A Call to Arms: North Carolina Military History Gallery" features weapons, uniforms, home front items, photographs and other objects from wars that have touched thousands of Tar Heel lives. A section of the exhibit highlights the Civil War.


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From the North or East: Take the Capital Boulevard (U.S. 401, South) exit off I-440 north of Raleigh. Follow the Capital Boulevard (Downtown) signs. Continue south approximately 2 miles and turn left onto Jones Street. Go 3 blocks. The museum is on the right, after the crosswalk. Lot parking is available in the next block.From the West or South: From I-40 / I-440 E, take Exit 298-B, South Saunders Street (and U.S. 401, North). Keep right and proceed northbound; the street name will change to McDowell Street. Proceed north for approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Jones Street. Go 2 blocks. The museum is on the right, after the crosswalk. Lot parking is available in the next block.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop

Regular Events

Special activities for families during the weekends; call ahead for schedule.

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Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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