Reviews of City of Raleigh Museum (Museum)

220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States

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Casey Allan

Staff are friendly, but the museum itself is limited. A lot of the displays are beginning to peel off the wall, and there are a lot of spelling mistakes and missing words in the information. It could be really great, but it is a free museum and it seems like there just isn't the money to run it as well as it needs to be run. Currently three main exhibits - one on the civil rights movement, one on Dwayne Powell, and one on WWII. There is also two smaller mini-exhibits that are mostly just somewhat random historical artifacts that have been donated to the museum. There are a lot of activities on each exhibit for young children (although the Dwayne Powell exhibit goes a little over their heads. Literally, the images are fixed to the wall at adult eye-height). Also, it can be a little difficult to notice from the street - the sign says "cormuseum" rather than City of Raleigh Museum, which meant I walked past it a couple of times thinking "huh, wonder what cor stands for" before actually clocking. In my defence, it was hot and I was tired.


Nice and informative venue.

Teri Raml

It was an excellent way to spend a couple hours. Informative and entertaining.

bailey shaffer

Bill McKeown

A hidden gem in downtown Raleigh. Always has 1 traveling Smithsonian exhibit. Free.

Jacquelyn Manson

What a great museum with a variety of exhibits. A visit to COR will give you a good look into Raleigh's past and present. Make sure to look at the model of downtown Raleigh. Staff are friendly too.

Jasmine Taylor

Very spacious the different floors have different exhibits...slit of little known Raleigh facts!

Anan He


Steven Rhoades

Very nice place to visit for a little history of Raleigh.

Talessia Whitfield


Melanie Williams

Very interesting building. Great history.

Makenzie Draper

Trina Smith

Good food and drinks

Elisabeth Carsner

Tonya Ruffin

Exceptional establishment for memorable events such as the one I attended ❤

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Brian Kirby

Great museum experience.

James McConnell

Loved it

Grigoriy Grigoryan

Nice museum.

Jonathan Hester

Amazing place. Especially since it's free.

mahesh suryawanshi

C.P. Krishnamurthy

Worth a stop while in town. Interesting exhibits

Bill Dull

The Drexell exhibit is funny as hell

Jaylen Lewis

Page Long

I’ve visited this museum on several different occasions. Worth checking out. Not a huge place but very interesting exhibits and info about RALEIGH. Admission is free - so also a plus!

Coralis Torres

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Nate Larson

Free! A fair number of typos and editing slips in the interpretives, and most of the exhibits seem to be about the Civil Rights Movement. Very nice staff, decent use of space, reasonable hours.

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Very nice place to hold an event. Very friendly.

Miriam Guerrero

Nice place

Hayes Upton _ Student - SalemMS

Very fun and has lots to learn

Mardia Shahilee

Dennis Lingerfelt

3rd trip to this museum, and there's been something new each time. It's free - donation recommended, but not required. Right down the road from the capitol and on the drag from Fayetteville St. If you're headed to Raleigh, check out the capitol building and region then check out this cool little museum to learn a bit about the history of our capital city!

Deborah Kocsis

Informative free helpful staff, small

Laura Uwharrie

Don Raleigh

It was amazing learning about my families ancestory and lineage. They gave my father and I a special tour and were in shock when they saw our IDs. Thank you to the staff for making it an extra special day.

Alexander McTighe

Charles Bazal

alex maldonado

The City of Raleigh Museum has a lot history in a small footprint and will not take long to go through. The experience is well worth it as you will learn some interesting facts about Raleigh even if you have lived here for a long time. The staff was friendly and helpful. There are a lot of dining options within a short walk.

Jonathon Baggett

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Charles Yelton

Nice small space

Rob Lucas

Small but well done. A very pleasant surprise.

Elda Rodriguez

(Translated by Google) Excellent (Original) Excelent

Mark Vincent

Great displays rotated often in a historically significant building. Raleigh's first skyscraper! I really enjoy coming by on first Friday to see what guest is in the lobby.

Marlowe Earl

City of Raleigh is housed in The Briggs Building was was the place to go for just anything and everything having to do with maintaing your home, garden, farm and the assorted necessities for care and feeding the many pets and farm animals. The three story building has a beautiful facade of red brick. Today it is a museum that reflects the history of Raleigh as well as contemporary stories. I was privileged to attend a presentation by the premier political cartoonist of the News and Observer, Dwayne Powel.

Tiffany Andrews

The museum's exhibits have improved tremendously from years ago. It's worth a revisit. Right now there is an excellent exhibit of Dwane Powell's political cartoons. It's worth a look. Powell died earlier this year, and it's a memorial to his life and work. The cartoons are biting, and no politician was immune from his caustic but funny satire. Also, North Carolina memorabilia is now arranged in a more presentable manner.

Amanda Wilson

The artifacts and the creative way that they integrated history and maintaining and preserving gentle pieces of our past was great. The layout and sense of ease that the flow of the place gives you is fantastic.

valerie roberts

First of all it free! And a wonderful experience for children.

Kyle V

What a fantastic little city gem! Right on the main street in Raleigh, NC, once you get inside, you'll be amazed by the space and the number of exhibits they were able to fit inside. Many areas feature rotating, temporary displays and admission is free so I'll keep coming back. They also have diverse membership choices, the smallest at $35 gets you discounts to numerous small events they host during the year (an Oct. 'Dark Raleigh' tour, Raleigh Roast in Jan, etc, etc). That's an easy call to support such a great Raleigh institution!

Ava Maldonado

A wonderful little meuseum, we also took the tour of Fayetteville street it was great

Bryan Wise

Was a great way to learn a little about Raleigh. Free admittance with interesting exhibits. On the small side, but a lot to see and learn for the size.

kathy moore

It was nice but wished there was more exhibits.

Max Castillo

Stacy Ingham

Really cool gem in downtown Raleigh. They have some cool events as well... photo exhibits and yoga classes etc :-)

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Donald Boone

The most awesome place and its free.

william stevens

Andreas Willis

Though I haven't been recently, I remember the exhibit, only a portion, of the history of WRAL, a local radio/television station. It was great! Another small exhibit, believe it or not, was an old podiatry office featuring the chair donated by Dr. HIll after his death (we knew Dr. HIll). I thought it was clever to build an exhibit using what they had. We never know what exhibits will be there, but all are well-done.

Joe Haigler

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Angela Brooks

jonathan macdonald

Michael Eschbaumer

Steven Moody

Anyone who loves Raleigh or is simply a history buff would love this place. It explains so much about the area, even the Native Americans who initially inhabited it.

Richard Raizes

Learned a lot about Raleigh history, very informative

LaTissa Davis

Ahmed Al-Hoory

Loved it... So much things and information that helped me learn more about NC and mainly about the rapidly growing city of Raleigh. Very nice museum to visit and spend some good time at.

Jeremiah Coleman

Gail Marshall

russell griffin

First time and I learned a lot about North Carolina. I will be going back!

Steven Rehnborg

Great history of the city. It's now FREE! Go see it!

Vishwanath Math

Steven Kreimendahl

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Had a great time and the coffee tasting event looking forward to visiting more

Gina Beaudry

Allan Thomas

Very well laid out lots and lots of very interesting things to see, also very educational, need about two days instead of two hours we had

Portia Afrin

Brianna McCormick

Great exhibits, knowlegable staff.

Kate Jetton

Very interesting!

Joseph Veedock

Very good museum - fascinating artifacts. The building itself is a historic part of Raleigh.

Jacob Desjarlais

A free museum with the history of Raleigh, yes please.

Jeff Schmidt

Fun little free (donation suggested) museum focusing on Raleigh history. Definitely worth a stop.

Lyndah Tello

It's was a great combo of local and national history

Tim Carroll

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Kate Young

Really interesting exhibits about Raleigh and the area.

Sarah Williams

Milad Beiknejad

Jeff Phelps

Great place

Madhur Goyal

Not a whole lot to see here

Debbie Allison

Interesting Raleigh history but nothing new. More interesting is their events.

Jonathan Yiv

The museum is free and has a few interesting tidbits about Raleigh. Worth a quick stop.

Agha S. Hasan

Small with interesting collection.

Tee Rich

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Kathryn Mueller

Andrea Cano

Very knowledgeable staff. The walking tour was excellent.

Rhonda Heiney-Young



Very nice museum, really nice staff and a good place to take your kids to learn more about history especially local history. I really enjoyed the concept of having temporary exhibits that change often and you get to learn new things.



Belle Long

Great staff and local history displays.

Joseph McKoy

They have very good installations. A good place to learn about the history of the city.


love coming here for my saturday yoga!

Timothy Gant

Giselle Clement

William Henderson

mayaribe castro

jason maxwel

Bryan Tomlinson

Great place to visit and everyone should go

Matthew Burt

Matt Hite


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Alexandre Korenfeld

Florence Vandenbroucke

Sam Lewandowski

London Vite

Great historical snapshot of the city with great brochure for for self guided tour and hands on items to look at.

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Kevin Elrod

Igor Laberov

Interesting expositions, especially about influenza and slavery

Ariyah Chambers April

Sara Schubert

Great experience!!

Dee Norris

Hank Khavo

Selma De Mattos

Helen Tilkins

Shaun Webb

The event coordinator is awesome! Good place for private events

Steven Tweedie

Taylor Mucaria

Doug Shartzer

Great free museum with regularly rotating exhibits.

Denise Denton

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