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Joel Lane Museum House

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Houses & Mansions, Historic Sites, School Trip, Cultural, Historical
160 S St Mary's St, Raleigh, NC
URL: Joel Lane Museum House  Phone: 919-833-3431

Activity Overview

Joel Lane Museum House is a historic house In Raleigh, North Carolina built in 1769 by Colonel Joel Lane known as "the father of Raleigh". Joel Lane house is a national historic landmark that displays collections of 18th century artifacts and furnishings. The city of Raleigh was established upon the land owned by Joel Lane, the house played a substantial role in establishing Raleigh as the state capital of North Carolina. The historic house is now operated as a house museum and offers tours to the public.

Things to Do

  • Visit the historic house museum and take a tour led by a costumed guide, the tours begin in the visitor's center.
  • Visit the 18th century house to know the history of the capital Raleigh, visitors can view many 18th century artifacts including furniture, crockery, lamps, draperies and much more.
  • The house gardens are a wonderful place to visit showing many plants and herbs, the gardens can be reserved for special events.
  • Daily 45-minute guided tours are available Wednesday through Saturday, a gift shop is located near the visitor's center.
  • Books, gifts, quill pens, children's books, cross stitch kit, games, candles, bags, shirts, scarves, pillows, cookbooks and many other items are sold in the gift shop.

Joel Lane Museum House Insider Tips

  • Children under 6 years of age are admitted for free.
  • Free parking is available.

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