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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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Rebecca M. Jan 31, 2021
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The City of Raleigh Museum has become a great museum. I was looking through my previous pictures and just seeing how it has transformed over the years. Some... (more)
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Bruce K. Dec 14, 2019
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An interesting look at the City of Raleigh through the ages, this museum has a nice collection of artifacts and memorabilia that goes back to the founding... (more)
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Mark K. Dec 30, 2018
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Great little museum in the heart of downtown. Only open for a few hours on the Sunday I visited, but you only need a half hour or so, and parking was free... (more)

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