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Olivia Raney Local History Library
4016 Carya Dr., Raleigh 27610; 919.250.1196;
The original library opened in 1901 across
from the State Capitol. Today, the library's
research collection focuses on historical and
genealogical materials related to Wake County
and N.C. with an extensive Civil War collection
and databases that provide additional
resources. Free admission. Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-2pm.
Raleigh Heritage Trail
Various locations around Raleigh;
Made up of 12 historic sites, museums and
heritage attractions in Raleigh. Take your
Heritage Trail Passport to at least six and get it
stamped to earn a prize. Admission and hours
vary; visit website, or brochures available at the
Raleigh, N.C., Visitor Information Center (off
City Plaza, Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh).
Saint Mary's School
900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 27603;
Saint Mary's celebrates 176 years of excellence
in education for young women. The Chapel,
a striking neo-gothic structure that dates to
1856, and the school's front campus are listed
on the National Register of Historic Places; the
campus is also marked on the N.C. Civil War
Trails. Free admission.
409 W. Martin St., Warehouse District, Raleigh
27603; 919.261.5920; www.camraleigh.org
Sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing
experiences that explore what's now and
nearing in art and design. Enjoy guided tours
every Sun. at 2pm. Release your imagination
at the Creation Station, or stop by on First
Fridays for food trucks, student docents and
entertainment! Hours: Thurs.-Fri., 12-6pm;
Cary Heritage Museum
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary 27513;
Housed in a restored 1868 railroad hotel, the
Page-Walker Arts and History Center offers
visitors insights into the local history in the
Cary Heritage Museum. Visit website for a
list of current exhibitions and activities. Free
admission. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10am-9:30pm;
Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat., 10am-1pm. Please call to
verify access to galleries and museum as they
are multipurpose spaces.
City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)
220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100, Fayetteville
Street, Raleigh 27601; 919.996.2220;
Discover the story of N.C.'s capital city, past,
present and future! Housed in the historic
Briggs Hardware building, the museum
features permanent and rotating exhibits as
well as special programs. Gift shop offers a
variety of unique souvenirs. Free admission.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 9am-4pm; Sun., 1-4pm.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
1903 Hillsborough St., North Carolina State
University, Raleigh 27607; 919.515.3503;
With 35,000+ objects available for
research and enjoyment (textiles, ceramics,
photography and Native American art) and an
ongoing series of exhibitions and programs,
this is one of the Southeast's cultural treasures.
Email or call to arrange a visit or book a venue
for weddings, receptions or events.
Little House Museum & Gallery
201 N. Main St., Rolesville 27571;
Explore exhibits that increase awareness and
appreciation of local history, art and craft.
Six regularly scheduled, guided tours weekly,
exhibits, events and historic interpretation.
Tours available on Tues. and Thurs. These
45-minute tours begin on the hour at 9am,
11am and 1pm.
Art inspires life. Find your inspiration here.
A D M I S S I O N I S F R E E TO T H E
M U S E U M A N D M U S E U M PA R K
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
ncartmuseum.org (919) 715-5923
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