Welcome to the North Carolina Museum of History. 


Featured Exhibits

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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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Shakespeare: First Folio

See the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare, which is on a national tour for the first time from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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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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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

Hours

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.

Address

5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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919-807-7900

Admission

Free (charge for some special exhibits)

Plan Your Visit

Have Fun with Hamlet
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.–noon
Ages 6–10 (with adult)
Space is limited. To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7996.

Use your bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring Shakespeare’s words to life and begin to connect to the rhythm of his works.

Presented in conjunction with Raleigh Little Theatre.

Words, Words, Words!
Saturday, May 21, 1–2 p.m.
Ages 11–14
Space is limited. To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7996.

Shakespeare loved playing with words, and he created more than 1,700 of them—including champion, excitement, and zany—that we still use today. Explore Shakespeare’s words and use your minds to create words of your own.

Presented in conjunction with Raleigh Little Theatre.

Artist at Work: Jessica Dingle
Saturday, May 21, 1–3 p.m. (drop-in program)

A member of the Waccamaw Siouan tribe, Dingle focuses her artistic attention on painting and beading creations that reflect her heritage. Watch her, and talk with her, as she crafts intricate beaded designs.

Film Screening: Sitting at God’s Table
Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 75 min.
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7969.

Leaders from five Raleigh-area religious communities gather for dinner. Their conversations acknowledge our differences, as well as what we have in common. A panel discussion with filmmakers Ellen L. Shepard (producer and director) and Eric Barstow (associate producer) and three of the film’s participants—David J. Hailey (pastor, Hayes Barton Baptist Church), Shakil Ahmed (president, Islamic Association of Cary), and Lucy Dinner (senior rabbi, Temple Beth Or)—follows the film.

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