Joel Lane Museum House, at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, is a heritage site that is owned today by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina.
The Joel Lane House was built in 1769. Joel Lane facilitated the location of North Carolina’s capital city on his land in 1792.
The Joel Lane Museum House brings American and North Carolina history to life, emphasizing the life and times of Colonel Joel Lane, his family, and enslaved workers.
In the winter, guided tours are offered on Saturdays. March through late December, tours are available Wednesday through Saturday (and Sunday by appointment.) Check the Joel Lane Museum House website for hours and prices.
Here are a couple of upcoming free events:
The History and Science Behind the JLMH Paint Restoration
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite. Seats are limited.
Join JLMH Director Lanie Hubbard for a lively exploration that spans the beginnings of Raleigh’s history, the evolution of preservation science, and the newest discoveries about Raleigh’s oldest house.
Dedication Ceremony: Memorial to the Enslaved of the Joel Lane Plantation
Sunday, February 16th, 2020
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please gather in the Joel Lane Museum House gardens for a time of contemplation and remembrance, as the Joel Lane Museum House dedicates a memorial to the people who were held in slavery by Joel Lane and his family. At least forty-three men, women, and children are known to have been enslaved on this plantation. This memorial will serve as a permanent testament to this community, who lived and labored here in bondage, and their essential place in our history. Please join the Joel Lane Museum House to honor them.