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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Jul. 23, 2015 - 3:03 pm

The HRM Program oversees operations and programs at the Borden Building and Stone Circle at Fletcher Park, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Fred Fletcher Amphitheater at Fletcher Park, John Chavis Memorial Park Historic Attractions, the Latta House and University Site, Mordecai Historic Park, the Pope House Museum, Pullen Park Historic Attractions, and the Raleigh Trolleys.

Upcoming Events

Summer Concert in the Park Series - Sundays at 6pm - The 2015 Summer in the Park Concert Series at Fletcher Park and Pullen Park begins at 6pm every Sunday. There is no admission fee and this event is family friendly. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, alcohol is not permitted. Concerts cancelled due to inclement weather are not rescheduled.

Night at the City of Raleigh Museum - July 17th and August 21st at 5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm. Join the City of Raleigh Museum and Seed Art Share for this exciting children's program! This original scavenger-play invites history buffs ages 8 to 12 to join Sir Walter Raleigh for a night of intrigue and mystery-solving in the Museum. Lost artifacts and hidden clues have turned the Museum upside down. Follow the trail of nuts, but look out for the Museum's arch nemesis, Stewart the Squirrel. Tickets are $5.25. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

Shape Note Singing - July 26th from 2-4pm. Join the Triangle Shape Note Singers at Mordecai Historic Park in St. Mark's Chapel as they sing in this traditional style. You are welcome to come just to listen or join in and sing with the group. This event is free and registration is not required. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.

"Slavery and Emancipation on the Mordecai Plantation" - August 16th at 3pm. Spend your Sunday afternoon in the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center as Dr. Douglas R. Porter, Jr., Manager of Historic Sites for the City of Raleigh, discusses "Slavery and Emancipation on the Mordecai Plantation." This lecture is free and open to the public. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.

Free Friday! - August 21st from 10am-4pm. Join us at Mordecai Historic Park for a FREE tour of the Mordecai House, grounds, and outbuidlings. Free tours are only offered twice a year, so don't miss out! Tours start every 30 minutes with the first tour beginning at 10am and the last at 3pm. Call 919-996-4364 for more information.

Historic Raleigh Trolley tours are back for 2015! - Every Saturday, March through December, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Tours begin and end at Mordecai Historic Park. Tickets can be purchased one week in advance by calling 919-996-4364.

Chavis Park Celebrates - September 26th from 11am-6pm. Come join Chavis Park as we celebrate it’s 77th Anniversary on September 26th, 2015 from 11am-6pm. Activities and food for all ages are available as well as free rides on the Chavis Carousel during the event!

Borden Building

The Borden Building

Fred Fletcher park is home to the historic Borden Building. The Borden Building is one of two remaining buildings on the former campus of the Methodist Home for Children. Built in 1900, the building is available for special event rentals.

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City of Raleigh Museum

Sir Walter Raleigh Statue

Housed in a historic former hardware store, the museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of North Carolina's capital city while envisioning its future. The museum curates temporary and permanent exhibits about the city's people, places, and resources, maintains a collection of approximately 5,000 artifacts, and offers educational programming and tours. Visit the Friends of CORmuseum website for information on supporting the museum.

Find out more about the City of Raleigh Museum

Fred Fletcher Amphitheater

The Amphitheater at Fred Fletcher Park

Fred Fletcher Amphitheater is located in Fred Fletcher Park, close to the historic Borden Building. The Amphitheater can accommodate up to 300 people and is available for special event rentals.

Find out more about Fred Fletcher Amphitheater

Historic Raleigh Trolley

Historic Raleigh Trolley

Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours depart from Mordecai Historic Park every Saturday March through December. The trolley can also be rented for special events and charter tours.

Find out more about the Raleigh Trolley

Latta House and University Site

Archeology in progress at the Latta House site

The Latta House and University Site is located in the historic Oberlin neighborhood, this two acre site was home to the Reverend M.L. Latta House and Latta University founded in 1892. Unfortunately, the Latta House was destroyed by fire in 2007.

Find out more about the Latta House and University Site

Mordecai Historic Park

Mordecai Historic Park

Mordecai Historic Park is home to some of Raleigh's greatest historic treasures including the Mordecai House ca. 1785 and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson. Mordecai Historic Park offers tours, events, field trips, trolley tours, and much more.

Find out more about Mordecai Historic Park

Pullen Park Amusements

Train

Pullen Park is home to some of Raleigh's great family-friendly entertainment! Richard Stanhope Pullen donated the land that is now Pullen Park in 1887 and now it houses the C.P. Huntington miniature train, a historic Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel, pedal boats, and kiddie boats. 

Ride tickets can be purchased for amusements at the park. Various special events and programs are held throughout the year.

Find out more about Pullen Amusements

Chavis Carousel

Carousel

John Chavis Memorial Park, formed in 1937, is home to the historic Allan Herschell Carousel.

Ride tickets can be purchased for at the park. Various special events and programs are held throughout the year.

Find out more about the Chavis Carousel

Tucker House

Tucker House

The Tucker House, located in historic Oakwood, is a beautiful early twentieth-century home available for meetings, weddings, receptions, and parties.

Find out more about the Tucker House

Pope House Museum

Pope House Museum

Built in 1901, the Pope House Museum is the only African-American house museum in the state of North Carolina. The house museum features original furnishings and artifacts giving insight into a remarkable man and family. The museum is open for free tours on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Last tour starts at 2:00 PM.

Find out more about the Pope House Museum

Join us as a Volunteer!

Volunteers are always needed at our historic sites and museums. The opportunities are open to everyone and volunteers are an essential part of our success!

Find out more about Volunteering for the Historic Resources and Museum Program

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