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.
HRM Program Events and Programs June - August. Events are separated into three categories: Historic Attractions, Museums, and Historic Sites.
Summer Concert SeriesJoin us at Fred Fletcher Park and Pullen Park throughout the Summer to hear some of your favorite hits along with a variety of original songs performed by these talented artists. Concerts are free and food will be available for purchase at each venue. All shows at Fletcher Park are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while shows at Pullen Park will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Performances subject to change without notice. Follow us on Twitter @RaleighParks for more information.
Fred Fletcher Park
June 3 – Milagro Saints
June 10- Raleigh Concert Band
July 1 – Triangle Taiko
July 15 – SWAG
July 29 – Devereux Meadow Grounds Crew
June 19 – Mysti Mayhem Trio
June 26 - McCullers Crossroad
*June 27 – United States Army Field Band – Jazz Ambassadors (Special Wednesday Concert)
July 10 – GrassStreet
July 24 – Raleigh Jazz Orchestra
- Raleigh Walking Tour
Every Saturday 2 p.m.
The City of Raleigh Museum offers weekly downtown walking tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will begin at the museum, travel around downtown viewing historic landmarks and sites, and end back at the museum. The tours will last approximately one hour. Admission: Adults $10; Youth 7 to 17 $4; Children 6 and under free.
- The Fabric of Raleigh: Christer
Friday, June 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
City of Raleigh Museum
The award-winning local photographer Christer Berg will be featuring his work at the City of Raleigh Museum with an exhibit opening on June 1. Mr. Berg strives to capture and create not only portraits, but the meaningful stories behind the faces and scenes in his photographs.
- A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum
Saturday, June 2, 9, and 16, 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Seed Art Share for their annual Night at the Museum shows. This year’s show, devised by high school students and our company playwrights, will explore some of the most intriguing artifacts displayed through the years. The 90-minute experience includes a scavenger hunt in the museum, craft, and interactive performance! Shows are suitable for ages 6 and up. Admission: $10 for all ages.
- Yoga In The Museum
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
August 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register at RecLink using Barcode: 228946
Join us for the return of Yoga in the CORMuseum on June 2! Ashtanga Yoga School of Raleigh will be leading FREE classes every first Saturday this summer at 11:30 a.m. Classes are limited, so register early! Please bring your own mat and water.
- Exhibit Opening- The Underground: Photographs of Raleigh’s Music Scene 1976-1985
The COR Museum will be opening an exhibit on the various clubs and performers who played at beneath Cameron Village. The Underground exhibit is based on the documentary photographs of local photographer Chris Seward. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Seward took thousands of images of the music scene in these clubs. The Underground will exhibit many of these along with show fliers, artifacts, and videos from the heyday of Raleigh’s alternative music scene. The Underground will open on July 14 and be on display through December.
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 Friends of CORmuseum 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last tour starts at 2 p.m.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