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City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
+1 919-996-2220
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Have very colorful appearance !! You will not know if is a a museum !1 The building name has cor... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Memphis, Tennessee
Good for a quick stop

It won't take long to roll through this place. It has good information on Raleigh. If you're... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Korndog I
Little Rock, Arkansas
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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220 Fayetteville St, Briggs Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-1358
+1 919-996-2220
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Have very colorful appearance !! You will not know if is a a museum !1 The building name has cor !! Large inside They kept the door locked !!

Thank smithsandra1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It won't take long to roll through this place. It has good information on Raleigh. If you're downtown stop by.

Thank Korndog I
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I am a Raleigh native whose roots run back to the Revolution in the Raleigh area. It was embarrassing that my hometown museum chose such a limited focus on the rich history that has taken place here. The focus on the Civil Rights movement, a...More

Thank angsw72
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Blink and you'll miss it, but it is great to have a museum that focuses just on our great city's history. It should be more, especially considering how many renos are taking place in the older buildings, and houses I am sure they are unearthing...More

Thank RaleighMama
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day spent walking and seeing the iron sculptures. The scenery was breath taking and the trails were well defined

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been in Raleigh for almost 16 years now and had never been. I didn't realize so much history was here. There are some cool interactive learning tools. The diversity that is promoted is refreshing! Only suggestion is to balance the sound of those displays...More

1  Thank 919FrankieTraveler
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Some traveling shows. Nothing fancy. Check out the web site ahead of time to see if you are interested in what's there. We were at an event there recently which was fun.

Thank jimyaks2591
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I spotted this little museum from the corner of my eye. So happy I did. Very quaint and charming with a surprising amount of history on just the first floor. Free to enter and enjoy, it exhibits the founding of Raleigh up to the civil...More

Thank Joe V
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 .

Thank Madeline103119148
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.

Thank Amy F
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Rhonda S
23 February 2015|
Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to find a parking space right on Fayetteville Street. If not there are several parking decks downtown.