Becasue Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, residents and visitors are fortunate to have free access to many of the state's best assets and through North Carolina museums. These museums present a myriad of learning opportunities and offer hours of free enjoyment. Additional area museums offer free admission on certain days of the week or on certain times during the year. So grab your walking shoes and get ready to explore.
Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free. There is a charge for some special exhibitions and programs, such as concerts, films, classes, and performances.
The NC Museum of History is all about the history and heritage of North Carolina. Did you know NC has 7 historic lighthouses still in existance dating all the way back to 1817? That in 1903 Orville Wright flew the first power-driven airplane at Kill Devil Hills? He stays aloft for 12 seconds on the first trip. That the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935? Take a trip to the NC Museum of History and discover even more about great moments in the history of North Carolina. Admission is free.