Sunday, August 30, 2015

Special Announcement!

The museum's air-conditioning is undergoing maintenance; and as a result, we are experiencing cooler than normal temperatures. Please dress accordingly!


The Capital Area Visitor Center offers free scheduling services for groups of ten or more who plan to visit the North Carolina Museum of History as well as other government and cultural attractions in the city.

Capital Area Visitor Services provides scheduling for groups of 10 or more who plan to visit government and cultural attractions in the capital city.

Group reservations are required by the following sites:

To schedule your group visit to Raleigh and the state government complex fill out this form. Visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance; however, earlier scheduling allows more flexibility, permits time for delivery of your written itinerary, and opens more options for your trip.

To allow our guides to make the best use of your group's time, please inform the Capital Area Visitor Services office of any special needs your group or any of its members may have.

Quick Links for Groups

The locations you visit will be expecting you.

Travel Grants

The Museum of History announces that travel grants will be available to North Carolina public schools this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum in Raleigh. Your North Carolina school may qualify. Title I public schools, Title VII American Indian schools, and other schools with a high percentage of low-income or at-risk students have priority. The travel grants are made possible by the Museum of History Associates, the membership arm of the museum.


To request an application for a travel grant, e-mail Kate Betka at or call 919-807-7984. Apply early. All applications for the 2015–2016 school year must be received by Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Grab a Bite at the Museum!

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Know Before You Go!

If you or your guests will be traveling around Raleigh, be aware that the Fortify NC project is well under way. Fortify NC is a North Carolina Department of Transportation project that is rebuilding I-40 and I-440 south of town. This construction could result in traffic congestion. Real-time updates to the project can be found here:

Fortify NC Traffic Project Information

North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 
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