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Joel Lane Museum House

160 S Saint Marys St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1618
+1 919-833-3431
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Interesting historic home with Raleigh history

A tour of the Joel Lane House not only tells the story of an interesting Colonial family, but it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
katsusanna
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Historic house with lots of history

I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh by going through this house with the excellent docent... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
igolfCA
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Built circa 1770, Joel Lane’s home is a jewel of Georgian mid-Atlantic colonial architecture. It was fully restored and furnished in the 1970s and is open for tours led by costumed docents. The site consts of three buildings and gardens: the museum, an adjacent 1790 middle-class dwelling, called the "Kitchen," beautiful herb and formal neo-colonial gardens, and a circa 1840 Visitors Center beckon visitors to enter a by-gone world. The buildings are filled with period furnishings and artifacts and paint a vivid picture of Colonel Joel Lane (1739-1795) and colonial life in the Carolina backcountry of 1770-1795.
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160 S Saint Marys St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1618
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of the Joel Lane House not only tells the story of an interesting Colonial family, but it also tells the story of Raleigh's founding, as Joel Lane donated the land for the city of Raleigh to be established. The museum consists of a...More

Thank katsusanna
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh by going through this house with the excellent docent in period costume. First we found that the house had been moved and was not in its original location which was up an adjacent hill. Then we...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were on tour provided through the NC Genealogical Society as part of the National Genealogical Society Conference. This provided us a good basis with which understand more about the history of the area. The tour guides we very knowledgeable and darn good at their...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My husband and I are from out of state, and we did not know anything about Joel Lane . We simply walked past the museum and decided to stop in. I am so glad we did. The cost is $8.00 for adults, and we were...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Few residents of Raleigh, North Carolina know of the Colonial history of the city in which they currently live. The home of Joel Lane is hidden away on Saint Mary’s Street in downtown Raleigh. The site consists of a home, kitchen, gift shop and herb...More

2  Thank Varina105
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

My family and I went here for an event and loved every minute of it. The site is a great place to learn about some of the local history and make new friends!

Thank foodie412
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Wanted to visit ever since we relocated to the area. Finally had out of town friend visiting us and we went to see the house. Glad we did. Learn a lot so well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

I was visiting my parents that live near Raleigh and decided to find us something to do together that they would enjoy. We had a lovely time going back in time and learning the history of this family. My parents enjoyed seeing and hearing things...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a must-stop for seeing a home from the earliest days, even preRaleigh as its owner helped to make Raleigh possible. The guide was truly engaging and most willing to answer questions.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Travel back to the beginnings of Raleigh, NC. Joel Lane House's docents take you back to the early years of Raleigh's Capitol when Joel LAne owned most of theproperty on which the the Bapitol buildings now stand. Great presentation of the historic artifacts in a...More

Thank Jennie G
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