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
Cary First Christian Church Cemetery

The Cary First Christian Church Cemetery is historically significant because of its association with ...

300 W. Cornwall Street, Cary, NC
City Cemetery

The four-acre plot was divided into four one-acre sections (two acres reserved for white residents, ...

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

Today, City Market is a major tourist attraction located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Tourists ...

215 Wolf Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
City of Raleigh Museum

COR Museum is located in the core of Downtown Raleigh in the historic Briggs Hardware building. Our ...

220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Dorton Arena

The J.S. Dorton Arena was built to serve agriculture, industry, commerce and the general welfare of ...

1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
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 memorial was designed to honor all veterans, especially those who died during conflict and war. ...

921 Buffaloe Rd., Garner, NC, 27529
Halle Cultural Arts Center

Containing three galleries, two studio classrooms and a 150-seat theatre, this center is located in ...

237 N. Salem St, Apex, NC, 27502
Haywood Hall House and Gardens

The historic Haywood Hall is an oasis in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Two blocks east of the capit ...

211 New Bern Pl., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Hillcrest Cemetery

The Hillcrest Cemetery is locally significant as the final resting place of men and women who made c ...

610 Page Street, Cary, NC
Historic LL Polk House

The restored home of LL Polk who help found NC State, Progressive Farmer Magazine and founder of the ...

537 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC
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

A place of unique significance, meaning and value to Raleigh, Wake County, the state of North Caroli ...

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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Mt. Hope Cemetery

In 1872, the City purchased 11.5 acres of property to provide additional public burial space for Ral ...

120 Prospect Ave., Raleigh, NC
Museums of Fuquay-Varina

The museums are located one block off Main Street at 131 South Fuquay Avenue and are easily accessed ...

131 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina, NC
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 Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a premier d ...

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, 27607
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
O'Rorke Catholic Cemetery

In 1858, John O'Rorke, a carriage shop owner, sold 1 1/8 acres of land to the Catholic Church for us ...

1101 Pender St., Raleigh, NC
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
Robertson’s Mill Site & Dam

The Robertson’s Mill Site & Dam, constructed in the 1820s, is significant as a focal point of econom ...

6307 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC
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
Wake Forest Historical Museum

The museum is open for touring each week Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am until noon and 1:30 until 4: ...

414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC
Wakelon School

Wakelon School is significant in Wake County’s history in the area of education as one of the first ...

1003 N. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC
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