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Pope House Museum

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The Pope House Museum represents life of an African-American family, the house was built by a noted professional Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, the house is located in Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC. The house was built in 1901 and it is a national historic landmark. The house is now located in the shadows of sky scrapers, the site now attracts tourists that can have a guided tour of the house museum. The house displays many artifacts and objects of historical significance. It was opened to regular tours in 2011. Admission for tours is free of charge.

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  • The place is of historic significance as it is the only African-American house museum in North Carolina, the family resided in the house until 2000.
  • The house features many intriguing objects, original furnishings belonging to the influential family of Dr. Manassa, and many historical artifacts of that era.
  • Over 3,000 artifacts are on display in the house museum, the artifacts give insight into the life of a leading African-American family of the 1900's.
  • The museum is open for regular tours every Saturday, tours start at 10 AM and are guided.
  • The two-story Victorian style house is a reminiscent of the early 20th century era, it displays original furnishings including light fixtures, as well as a maid call box.

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  • Membership helps in preserving the house museum.

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