North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street in Raleigh, is free to visit. It’s open every day, with the following exceptions:
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The museum is temporarily closed, and all in-person events are canceled, but North Carolina Museum of History has put together History at Home, a collection of online resources for anyone interested in experiencing the North Carolina Museum of History digitally.
Some of History at Home:
- Digital tours of exhibits
- Videos on demand bring history to life through conversations with historians across North Carolina
- At-Home Learning Packets include background information, articles, videos, and activities which meet North Carolina Social Studies and English/Language Arts standards on topics in North Carolina history. These at-home packets are designed for individual student use at home.
- Coloring pages from artifacts from the collections
- Bits of History podcasts cover a wide range of subjects related to North Carolina’s history and culture
- A Storied Past: North Carolina’s African American History is a video series that offer you a closer view of the American story shaped in North Carolina
- Carolina Cover to Cover is a resource for students in Kindergarten through third grade
- Collections: search for the museum’s artifacts in the collections
- Blog: Discovery how drastically things have changed (or haven’t) in North Carolina, and learn about lesser-known figures and events from North Carolina
You can find all of the above on the History at Home page.
Information for When the Museum Re-opens
Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Quilt-Speak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts
- Toy Boom: Toys from the 1950s and 1960s
- Collecting Carolina
- Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901
- The Story of North Carolina
- 1920s Drugstore
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
- History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery
- History of the Harvest
- David Marshall “Carbine” Williams
- Meet the Statues
Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina 1819-2019
November 15th, 2019, to May 31st, 2020
With artifacts, images, and text (and some case notes that will likely make you think), we celebrate 200 years of law and justice with this temporary exhibit that explores the history of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Presented in collaboration with the Supreme Court of North Carolina and Smith Anderson.
The museum hosts a number of events every month. You can see the full list here. Some are free and some have a fee.