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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Apr. 04, 2016 - 10:23 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

Mystery Movie Fridays at Pullen Park - Every Friday in April at 8 pm. Pullen Park is excited to announce Mystery Movie Friday! Join us every Friday in April at 8 pm for a great family movie, rated G or PG. Follow @RaleighParks on Twitter or Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department on Facebook for clues each week leading up to the feature presentation! Be the first to solve the mystery and guess the movie for a chance to win a cool prize! Lawn chairs or blankets recommended. Picnics are welcome. No alcohol allowed. Pullen Place will be open for popcorn and snack purchases. Please call 919-996-6468 for more information.

Jewish Tour of Historic Oakwood Cemetery - Saturday, April 9 at 10 am. Discover the Jewish cemetery located on the edge of Historic Oakwood Cemetery with local Jewish historian, Barbara Freedman. Shortly after Oakwood Cemetery was founded, members of Raleigh's Jewish community approached George Washington Mordecai for land to establish a Jewish cemetery. The land they purchased adjacent to Oakwood served the needs of the Jewish community from 1869 until 1912. This tour begin in Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

Memory and Memorials: Monuments on the Capitol Grounds - Saturday, April 16 at 10 am. Join North Carolina State Capitol Site Manager, Terra Schramm, as she discusses the meaning and memories of the monuments set on the Capitol Square grounds, including a proposed fifteenth monument honoring African Americans. This tour will begin at the front of the City of Raleigh Museum. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

Annual Plant and Herb Sale - Saturday, April 23 from 8 am - 2 pm. Stop by Mordecai Historic Park to get your summer garden started. Heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers will be sold. Prices vary, but will not exceed $5. For a complete list of plants or for more information, please call 919-996-4364.

Between Heaven and Hell: Raleigh in the Civil War - Saturday, April 23 at 10 am. Raleigh was a city balancing on the edge of destruction and salvation in the final days of the Civil War. Take a walk with COR Museum Director, Ernest Dollar, as he explores the history of retreating Confederate soldiers, freed slaves, and an invading Union Army in Raleigh. This tour will begin at the front of the City of Raleigh Museum. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

From Dirt to Downtown: Exploring Fayetteville Street - Saturday, April 30 at 10 am. Stroll down Raleigh's "Main Street" with Stacey Smith, COR Museum Educator, and learn about the evolution of Raleigh through the stories of Fayetteville Street. This tour features 13 stops, famous and infamous, highlighting changes through the capital city's 224 year history. This tour will begin at the front of the City of Raleigh Museum. Please call 919-996-2220 for more information.

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.

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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.

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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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