Historic Resources and Museum Program
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.
HRMP Volunteer Award nominations are now being accepted! Every year the Historic Resources and Museum Program hosts a Volunteer Banquet to honor and celebrate the wonderful volunteers that support our program. The HRMP Advisory Board is now accepting nominations through February 28th at 5pm. Please remember to attach a description of the volunteer and and the work he or she does for the HRM program. All nominations should be submitted to Brynn Hoffman at email@example.com or 1101 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Download the nomination form
"A Family Story: Photographs from the Pope House" - Opening February 3rd: The City of Raleigh Museum will open a new exhibition exploring never before seen photographs from the collection of the Dr. Manassa T. Pope House Museum. Dr. Pope led a remarkable life as a doctor, soldier, entrepreneur, and politician throughout the early 1900s. The photos highlight scenes of everyday life demonstrating the social, political, and financial influence of the family in the midst of a segregated society. For more information please call 919-996-2220.
Story and Craft Hour - February 21st - 10-11:30am: Join the staff of Mordecai Historic Park in the Visitor Center as we read Gloria Whelan's The Listeners. Afterwards, kids will be invited to participate in a craft project to take home with them. This program is free and registration is not required. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.
Historic Hearth Cooking and Weaving Demonstrations - March 7th - 10am-4pm: Come out to Mordecai Historic Park and enjoy historic hearth cooking and weaving demonstrations at the park. This event is free and registration is not required. Please call the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center at 919-996-4364 for more information.
Raleigh Tamale Festival - March 14th: Pullen park will host the 7th annual Raleigh Tamale Festival! A celebration of Latino culture with a tamale competition, live music, vendors and more! For more information call 919-807-8545.
Annual Egg Hunts - March 28th: This year Mordecai Historic Park and Pullen Park will once again host Egg Hunts! Each site will host pre-hunt activities for children and families. This event is free and registration is not required.
Historic Raleigh Trolley tours are back in March! - Every Saturday, March through December, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm:
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 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 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
Pullen Park Amusements
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
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
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 Historic Resources and Museum Program