Parking

Richard Petty's car arrives at the Museum building. Aug. 25, 1993. Photo Credit: NC Museum of History

Parking Map

Click here to view a parking map for visitors.

Automobiles

Four public parking decks are located within two blocks of the museum, and a surface lot is located in the block east of the museum (enter off Jones Street or Edenton Street); note that hourly charges may apply during business hours on Mondays through Fridays, but these spaces are generally free on weekends, after 5 p.m., and on state government holidays (note that the museum is open on most state government holidays). In addition, metered parking is available in the area and is free after hours and on weekends.

Charter Buses, Passenger Vans, and RVs

Buses and passenger vans may park in the following locations:

  • A parking lot on the southeast corner of Blount and Jones Streets (two blocks east of the Museum of History) is designated as bus parking while space permits (enter off Jones Street after crossing Blount Street). 
  • Bus lane on Wilmington Street—one block only: between Edenton and Jones Streets
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road (approximately 5 miles from the downtown area). 
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road (approximately 5 miles from the downtown area).