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City of Raleigh Museum (COR)
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Park Description

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 Raleigh City Museum debuted its first exhibit.

The Raleigh City 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.
Now part of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, the COR Museum provides educational and recreational services to the general public. The COR Museum’s endeavors to explore the City’s past, reveal’s its legacy in today’s society and urge visitors to contemplate its place in shaping the future. The museum’s new tagline “Then. Now. Next.” represents a new approach to sharing the experience of North Carolina’s capital city.

Admission is now FREE daily! A recommended donation of $5 for adults can be placed in our donation box in the gift shop.


Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday from 9am to 4pm Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, First Fridays 6pm-9pm, Closed on Monday.

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: City

Handicap Accessible   Historical Structure   Museum   Restrooms   Water Fountain