The Pope House Museum, at 511 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, is the only African-American house museum in the State of North Carolina.
It offers a glimpse into the life of one of Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, who was the only African-American man to run for mayor of a Southern capital in the midst of the Jim Crow Era.
The house, built in 1901, features original furnishings to the family and many historical artifacts, giving insight into a remarkable man and family.
Tours are available:
- Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
- Tours are by appointment only, must be scheduled at least 30 minutes prior to the tour, and will be limited to a family group or 5 people. Call the City of Raleigh Museum to reserve your tour at 919-996-2220.
- Visitors must submit to a wellness check and wear either a mask or a face shield to enter. Between each tour, the museum will be cleaned in preparation for the next group.
The Pope House Museum is hosting a special event on Saturday, December 5th, and Sunday, December 6th, 2020.
Visits are by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday.
Please call (919) 996-2220 to schedule your visit.
Visits are free, and a digital image can be purchased.
You will have a scheduled time to visit with Santa. Groups will be limited to 5 and all guests will be required to have a wellness check prior to entering the museum.
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