Historical Resources and Museum Program
The HRM Program oversees operations and programs at Mordecai Historic Park, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Raleigh Trolley, the Pope House, the Latta House and University Site, the Tucker House, the Borden Building and Stone Circle at Fletcher Park, and the Fred Fletcher Amphitheater.
Upcoming Holiday Events
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours are back for the 2014 season! Every Saturday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm: Come step aboard the Raleigh Trolley for a historic tour of the Downtown Raleigh area. Whether you want to learn the history of Raleigh or stay up-to-date on the new restaurants, the Raleigh Trolley tours have something for everyone! Tours begin and end at Mordecai Historic Park. Find out more by calling 919-857-4364, or visit the Raleigh Trolley page.
Saturday, April 5th - Raleigh Jr. Interpreters: Do you have a child that loves history? Come join us for our Junior Interpreters Program. We will engage Raleigh's young citizens through hands-on experiences, field trips, and volunteering in order to foster an appreciation for local history. For more information, visit the City of Raleigh Museum page.
Saturday, April 12th - Annual Egg Hunt: Come out to Mordecai Historic Park to participate in our Annual Egg Hunt! The hunt begins at 11am and is divided by ages, but feel free to come early for crafts and games. This event is free and no registration is required. For more information call 919-857-4364, or visit the Mordecai Historic Park page.
Saturday, April 26th - Annual Plant Sale: Get your garden started this year with a visit to Mordecai Historic Park to purchase heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The sale runs from 8am-2pm. Forr more information please call 919-857-4364, or visit the Mordecai Historic Park page.
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
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
Fred Flethcer 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 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
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 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
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
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 Historical Resources and Museum Program