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.
History is Happening! Upcoming October Events
Fall is here! The City of Raleigh Historic Resources and Museums Program is celebrating throughout October with tours and spooktacular events.
Historic Resources and Museum Program Strategic Plan
The purpose of the Historic Resources and Museum Program Strategic Plan is to set strategic goals for Historic Resources and Museum Program, to identify unique characters and strengths of Raleigh’s heritage ecosystem, and how best to integrate the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources System Plan as well as the City of Raleigh Strategic Plan.Find out more about the public meetings for the Historic Resources and Museum Program Strategic Plan.
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
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
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
Moore Square was originally conceived in 1792 when it was designated as one of four public spaces in Raleigh. Today, Moore Square is a historic, signature destination downtown.
Moore Square is closed for renovations until summer 2019.Find out more about Moore Square
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
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