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The Hall
This room served several functions, as a dining room, ballroom, and gathering place for political meetings.

The Childrens room

Parlor Chamber

Joel Lane Museum House
728 West Hargett
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 833-3431
Park Description

Joel Lane Museum House, the oldest home in Wake County. Joel Lane was an important political figure in Wake County"s early history, and is considered the father of Raleigh for his sale of 1000 acres of land on which the new capital was constructed.

The house was built in the 1770s and was originally located on Boylan Street. In 1914 it was moved to its current location, and in 1927 was purchased by the Wake County Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames. Today, it is restored to its 1790s appearance, as it would have looked when Joel Lane lived here. The grounds also include a Colonial Revival formal garden and an herb garden, a separate kitchen building and a dependency.

Fees: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3 (first grade through college, with Student I.D.)  children under age 6 are free

Hours of Operation: The Joel Lane Museum House is CLOSED to walk-in visitors for the winter season (Dec.16, 2007-Feb 29, 2008). Groups may book tours by appointment. For group tour information call 919 833-3431 or e-mail The museum reopens to walk-in visitors on March 1, 2008 with tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm.

Fees: There are entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: Private

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