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North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh

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  • This museum is a great place to visit. It's next to the NC Museum of Sciences. You could walk-in & the admission is free. Make sure you give yourself time to view all the exhibits.  more »
  • This was a really nice place to visit. Some great exhibits. Love the NC sports hall of fame. A few exhibits were photos only which didn't hold my ten year old's attention very well. The cost of entran...  more »
  • This is an amazing history museum in the heart of Raleigh. Much like the science museum it's very interactive with a lot of quick videos illustrating the history of the state. In addition to local his...  more »
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  • Great museum! The interactive learning spots were very well done - they effectively draw you in. I got lost there for hours... In a good way. :)
  • Well organized and curated. Pretty amazing free museum. Definitely recommend.
  • I can't believe that I am giving a FREE activity 4 stars, I should give it 5, but it was just okay. The free is what took it from 3 to 4, and the people at the desk were SO nice! Overall, the part of the museum that focused on the history of North Carolina was absolutely AWESOME! However, the part that was on sports was super boring, even with my kids who love sports. I think that a great way for them to make it more fun would be to create a scavenger hunt where kids could unlock a prize (even if that prize was just a historical coloring page - who cares...just keep them busy trying to discover). I didn't get to go through the dress section, I was with 3 guys, but I think that would also be an interesting place to explore. If you are coming to the Museum of Science, right across, the way, take the time to go through this...but I wouldn't plan to spend a day here alone.
  • Great free museum that offers a well-designed chronological history of the state with a focus on the residents' independent spirit and fight against corruption and the struggle to obtain and keep individual rights even when beliefs and loyalties conflict with each other. Very kid friendly with interactive elements and recreations of homes to walk through. If you like American, Civil War, and/or Civil Rights history, definitely check out this museum.
  • Well worth a stop IMO; a pleasant little museum with some permanent as well as temporary history & art exhibitions.