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City of Raleigh Museum

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Address: 220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
Phone Number: +1 919-996-2220
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by...

The mission of this city museum is to recognize present-day Raleigh by understanding its past, through the collection and preservation of objects and materials relevant to the city's history and culture.

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A nice arrangement of historical artifacts about the state capital

This small but stately museum offers a nice look into what has become a world-class city. Growing from some acreage into a bustling metropolis, it celebrates the diversity of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While walking through Raleigh, I happened to come upon the City Museum of Raleigh. Interesting artifacts, and antiques make history lessons come alive .

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Westchester, NY
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Don't bother wasting your time on this tiny boring museum. I didn't learn one thing about the history of Raleigh. A shame.

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Thank Amy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Small and quaint but worth the trip. The staff is informative and friendly. Even though I attended NCSU, I still learned a few things here. Hope you make it soon!!

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Thank Leland W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Though I haven't been recently, I remember the exhibit, only a portion, of the history of WRAL, a local radio/television station. It was great! Another small exhibit, believe it or not, was an old podiatry office featuring the chair donated by Dr. HIll after his death (we knew Dr. HIll). I thought it was clever to build an exhibit using... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This small but stately museum offers a nice look into what has become a world-class city. Growing from some acreage into a bustling metropolis, it celebrates the diversity of North Carolina

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

A lot of Raleigh history in the Briggs building. I liked seeing the old photos, tools, and machinery used over a century ago.

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Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had to meet our food tour group here. It was a fun little museum which gave you the history of Raleigh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The City of Raleigh Museum is very worthwhile and includes an excellent depiction of the city's civil rights challenges.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The City of Raleigh Museum is a small but very informative museum located in the historic Briggs Building. Admission is free as well. The museum has exhibits on wars, civil rights, and gives a good overview on Raleigh's important history. If you are visiting Downtown Raleigh, this museum is worthy of spending some time. There is a great gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I almost never visit city history museums when traveling but this one was pretty great. Small and quick, but I learned quite a bit. Informative exhibits on Raleigh citizens' contributions to WW2 and their experiences, well done exhibit on Raleigh's de-segregation.

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