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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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Upcoming Events

Food for Thought
Sat, Jul 22 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Jul 25 thru Sat, Jul 29 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Aug 1 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Aug 8 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Aug 15 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Aug 22 at 9am-4pm
Tue, Aug 29 thru Thu, Aug 31 at 9am-4pm
Wed, Aug 23 at 9am-4pm
Wed, Aug 16 at 9am-4pm
Thu, Aug 17 at 9am-4pm
Fri, Aug 25 thru Sat, Aug 26 at 9am-4pm
Fri, Aug 18 at 9am-4pm
Thu, Aug 10 at 9am-4pm
Wed, Aug 2 at 9am-4pm
Wed, Aug 9 at 9am-4pm
Fri, Aug 4 at 9am-4pm
Sat, Aug 5 at 9am-4pm
Sat, Aug 12 at 9am-4pm
Fri, Aug 11 at 9am-4pm
Thu, Aug 3 at 9am-4pm
Sun, Jul 23 at 1pm-4pm
Sun, Jul 30 at 1pm-4pm
Sun, Aug 20 at 1pm-4pm
Sun, Aug 27 at 1pm-4pm

A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum
Sat, Jul 22 at 4pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 4pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 5 at 4pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm

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WRAL & Yelp Reviews

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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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