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Historic Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:31 am

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 Events

Free Friday at Mordecai Historic Park: Join us on Friday, August 15th for free tours of the Mordecai House and outbuildings! Free tours are only offered twice a year, so don't miss out! Tours begin on the hour and half hour starting at 10am with the last tour starting at 3pm. All tours will begin from our new Visitor Center and are first come, first served. Please call 919-996-4364 for more information.

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.

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 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

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 Historical Resources and Museum Program

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