Raleigh

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
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Andrew Johnson's Birthplace

The historical marker is located at 123 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. About a block away, across t ...

Mordecai Historic Park at 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC
City Cemetery

Originally established in 1798 and divided into four parts: two one-acre plots for citizens, one for ...

500 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
City Market

Experience historic City Market, home to art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. The origina ...

300 Parham St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
E. Carroll Joyner Park

This Town of Wake Forest park offers several historical attractions including: Restored Farm Bui ...

701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Garner Veterans Memorial

The Garner Veterans Memorial features pillars with the names of 67 Garner-area veterans who have die ...

921 Buffaloe Rd., Garner, NC, 27529
Haywood Hall House and Gardens

John Haywood, the state’s first elected treasurer, built this Federal-style frame house in 1799. It ...

211 New Bern Pl., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Historic Oak View County Park

This antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house, ...

4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27610
Historic Oakwood

Historic Oakwood provides two opportunities for visitors to tour homes and gardens, which generally ...

411 N. Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC, 27604
Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Adjacent to Historic Oakwood, Oakwood Cemetery, with over 20,000 interments, is the resting place of ...

701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Historic Yates Mill County Park

The 174-acre wildlife park features hiking trails, Historic Yates Mill, Wake County’s last remaining ...

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Joel Lane Museum House

Built in 1769, this landmark is Wake County’s oldest existing home. It became the “Birthplace of Nor ...

728 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Lake Crabtree County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on a 215-acr ...

1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC, 27560
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North Carolina Executive Mansion

The North Carolina Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of North Carolina and ...

200 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
North Carolina Railroad Museum and New Hope Valley Railway

Open for outdoor, self-guided tours of historic railroad equipment on weekends year-round. Trains op ...

3900 Bonsal Rd., Apex, NC, 27562
North Carolina State Capitol

A National Historic Landmark, the N.C. State Capitol is one of the finest and best-preserved example ...

1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
North Carolina State Legislative Building

Home of the North Carolina General Assembly, the building is unique because it is devoted solely to ...

16 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Page-Walker Arts and History Center

Built in 1868 as a railroad hotel by Town of Cary Founder, Allison Francis Page, it is listed on the ...

119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC, 27513
Pope House Museum

The Pope House Museum, built in 1901, is a restored home once owned by Dr. M.T. Pope, a prominent Af ...

511 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Saint Augustine's University Historic Chapel

One of the oldest buildings now on the Saint Augustine's University campus, this Norman Gothic-style ...

1315 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27610
William Peace University, Main Building

An impressive Greek Revival structure used during the Civil War as a hospital; from 1865 to 1869, it ...

15 E. Peace St., Raleigh, NC, 27604