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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Apr. 02, 2015 - 10:09 am

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

First Friday at the City of Raleigh Museum: Friday, April 3rd from 6-9pm. Did you know that April is Raleigh History Month? Start the month out right and enjoy First Friday at the COR Museum. Organizations from the Raleigh Heritage Trail will be on-site to entertain and educate you about the great historic sites available to you! This event is free and registration is not required. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

"Eyewitnesses to War": April 1st - April 30th. During the month of April, the COR Museum will explore the story of the end of the Civil War in Raleigh through the words of those who experienced it in the "Eyewitnesses to War" exhibit. For more information call 919-996-2220.

COR Museum Symposium: "The New Old War: New Perspectives on the Civil War": April 11th from 9am - 4pm. Since the guns of the Civil War feel silent in 1865, American has struggled to make sense of the turbulent experience. As the 150th anniversary commemoration ends, how has our understanding of the war changed? How will the next generation interpret the war's causes and aftermath. The City of Raleigh Museum will host a day of speakers exploring the future of Civil War history through the eyes of historians, artists, and museum professionals. For more information call 919-996-2220.

COR Museum Walking Tour - 150th Surrender of Raleigh: April 13th at 8am. Follow in the footsteps of Union cavalry as they captured Raleigh on the morning of April 13th, 1865. This walking tour follows the timeline to the minute 150 years after it happened. COR Museum Director, Ernest Dollar, will explore the war's finale in Raleigh and Fayetteville Street's rich history. This tour is free and open the public. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.

Annual Plant and Herb Sale at Mordecai Historic Park: April 25th from 8am-2pm. Get your summer garden started at our Annual Plant sale! Heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers will be sold. Costs will range from $1.50-$2.50. This event is rain or shine. Please 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.

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.

Find out more about the Borden Building

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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