Welcome to the North Carolina Museum of History!

History Happens Here.


Featured Exhibits


The Story of North Carolina

This major permanent exhibit traces life in North Carolina from the area’s first inhabitants through the 20th century.

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History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Discovery Gallery

Learn history through fun and informative hands-on activities, along with award-winning projects by students from across North Carolina.

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North Carolina's Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith

Explore Billy Graham's life and a ministry that spanned several decades and included the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War through memorabilia, audio and video displays, and interactive galleries.

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Mrs. Betty McCain, Board Member of the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, explains why she supports the North Carolina Museum of History.


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Location, Hours and Admission


Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Plan Your Visit

June Events

LAJA Ranger

New Display: State Parks Centennial 

The North Carolina state parks system is turning 100 with a display that features an interactive gallery with historical photos of all the parks, images of the nature that the parks protect, and amazing pictures taken by state park rangers over the years.

Storytime in the Gallery 

Thursday, June 23, 10–10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 and up (with adult)

Meet a staff member at the information desk and follow your guide to one of the museum galleries. There, you can look around and listen to a history-related story. Topics change every week!

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