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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Jun. 17, 2016 - 7:54 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

Playdates @ Pullen: June 13th and July 11th from 10-11:30am. Playdates @ Pullen are fun gatherings for preschool children ages 3-5 and their parents. Each playdate is themed and will feature fun games, activities, and a craft. Pre-registration is required. Visit RecLink for more information or to register.

Night at the City of Raleigh Museum - June 17th, July 15th, and August 19th at 5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm each night. This summer, the City of Raleigh Museum will partner with Seed Art Share again to bring you an exciting children's program. This original scavenger-play, written by Raleigh playwright Ian Finley, 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. Participants will receive their very own souvenir flashlight and follow the trail as influential characters in Raleigh's history unfold the past. While the children explore, parents get their own date night with a free appetizer at the Busy Bee Cafe. Each show runs 45 minutes. Space is limited. For tickets or more information, visit the Seed Art Share website.

The Summer in the Park Concert Series - Tour de Parks is held on Sunday evenings from May thru August beginning at 6 p.m. The concerts will rotate between the following locations: Pullen Park Amusements, Fletcher Park, Lake Johnson Park, John Chavis Memorial Park, and Powell Drive Park. Concert guests can bring their own lawn chairs and picnic baskets, but alcohol is not permitted. At Pullen Park Amusements, the Pullen Place Café will provide concessions during the event. Concerts cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled. This is a free event. For more information, please contact the Pullen Park ticket office at 919-996-6468.

Sacred Harp Sundays at Mordecai Historic Park - The fourth Sunday of every month from 2 - 4 pm. Join the Triangle Shape Note singers in St. Mark's Chapel to listen to or participate in this unique and historic way of singing. All are welcome to join in, or just sit and listen for awhile. This event is free and registration is not required. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.

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 Friends of CORmuseum 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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