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Explore the "Smithsonian of the South"

Museums and Historic Attractions in Raleigh, N.C.

Discover rich history and science through intriguing, state-of-the-art exhibits in Raleigh. Having been called the "Smithsonian of the South," Raleigh is known for having an abundance of free museums, historic attractions and educational institutions.



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Historical AttractionsTravel back in time
Historic Attractions

From Andrew Johnson's birthplace, to the iconic North Carolina State Capitol, dive into the area's history and learn about the early days of Raleigh and N.C. Click here
  MuseumsHistory, science and more

Many of Raleigh's museums are free, including the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! Click here

  N.C. Sports Hall of FameA must-see
N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame features personal items donated by 360-plus inductees. Click here

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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