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North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh

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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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  • fun and exciting history - nothing boring about this place! I was born in NC but learned a great deal - from the Lords Proprietors to NASCAR and Richard Petty -and of course Michael Jordan and Carolin...  read more »
  • Be sure not to miss if you like history. Has great collection of firearms, a very well done pirate exhibit and many more surprises. 
  • The museum was very informative of parts of NC history. Great displays, some being interactive! Very close to the capitol building, other museums, and restaurants. I wish there was more information on...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Clean museum. Good selection fot the kids to enjoy and learn. Not fond of the special features since it seems pricey for what you get. Other than that it's amazing.
  • Awesome exhibits! Great collection of firearms and civil war artifacts. Amazing place and it's free!!
  • Great place to go. Free and open to public. A nice stop downtown for those visiting Raleigh.
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