Raleigh City Museum

220 Fayetteville Street Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27601


For more than 200 years, Raleigh, 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 about the city's rich heritage. That all changed in 1993 when the Raleigh City Museum opened its first exhibit.

The Raleigh City Museum, a private non-profit organization, grew out of the dream of Raleigh historian Beth Crabtree and after Beth's death, the vision and perseverance of Mary Cates. It was in 1990 that Mary Cates began bringing together a group of advocates for a Raleigh City Museum.

The Raleigh City Museum is the only home for artifacts of the city and its people. It is an educational center using exhibits, lectures and programs to help residents and visitors learn about the diverse aspects of the city's people, places and events.
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