City of Raleigh Museum
For more than 200 years, North Carolina’s capital city had no repository for its historical artifacts, no place to preserve its past, and no institution to educate its citizens and visitors. That all changed in 1993 when the COR Museum (formerly Raleigh City Museum) debuted its first exhibit. About…
Small collection and revolving exhibits focusing on the history of Raleigh. Free admission and a great, informed staff who can help you find your next destination.
Visit the COR museum to get a feel for Raleigh's history. View artifacts that date to the city's founding. See if you can spot the Rosengarten House property on the post Civil War map. Hint: Look for the main barn on the original North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
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