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.