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North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh

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  • You could spend several hours here learning about NC history. Visit before the summer of 2018 and you will see the reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer from the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visi...  more »
  • The main gallery quite informative about NC history. We had little interest in some of the side smaller galleries, such as the sports exhibit.  more »
  • Museum is nice, but they lost a lot of my respect in that they did not make all of their exhibits wheelchair accessible. I think this is an important thing to incorporate as so all may be included. An...  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.