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City of Raleigh Museum

Categories: Attractions, Families & Parenting, Community, Hopscotch
220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Tue-Sat 9a-4p, Sun 1-4p, First Fridays 6-9p. Closed Monday.
(919) 996-2220
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For more than 200 years, North Carolina’s capital city had no repository for its historical artifacts, no place to preserve its past, and no institution to educate its citizens and visitors. That all changed in 1993 when the COR Museum (formerly Raleigh City Museum) debuted its first exhibit.

The COR Museum grew out of the dream of local historian Beth Crabtree, and after Beth’s death, the vision and perseverance of Mary Cates. The museum operated as non-profit until July 2012, when the City of Raleigh assumed operation control.

As part of its mission to “Preserve Raleigh’s Past for the Future,” the museum collects and cares for artifacts, curates exhibits, and provides educational programing that highlight and interpret Raleigh’s history and heritage.

The COR Museum is an integral part of the community for the services it provides to the general public. As the state capital and as its own municipality, Raleigh has a unique history that is worth recognizing and sharing.

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Kelly S. Dec 7, 2016
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For killing an hour of time, I can't complain. I'm glad I read other reviews that made sure to mention the awning that says COR museum, or I'd have walked... (more)
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Teresa S. Aug 11, 2015
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I visited this museum over a year ago and it was small but informative. I don't recall a parking lot and we had to pay for street parking. When you first... (more)
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Ann H. Jun 19, 2015
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I like museums. I wasn't sure I'd like this one, though, because museums are ancient history and Raleigh isn't that old (relatively speaking). Once again,... (more)

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