Beacuse it is the state capitol, Raleigh, North Carolina is home to some of the state's finest museums. Discover and learn about art, science, natural history, city and state history and more without ever leaving the city limits.
The North Carolina Museum of Art is the state's premiere art destination. Hosting major national touring exhibits, the museum is also home to one of the largest collections of Renior sculptures in the United States and one of only two permanent displays of Jewish art in an American art museum. The 164-acre Museum Park is home to over a dozen monumental sculptures. The grounds are also home to an amphitheter that hosts three seasons of music, movies and other programming. The Blue Ridge Restaurant, located within the museum, is a wonderful place for brunch. 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. Closed Mondays.
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. Free.