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The North Carolina Museum of History is alive with the past—your past. The museum is as full of life and personalities as it is people who care for the collection, people who interpret the collection, and people who present the collection. It is also alive with the contributions of all the people involved in the state’s creation, development, and growth.

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Your state history museums

The Division of State History Museums collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present.  The division interprets history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies.

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Where are we?

Location of Sister Museums

The Division of State History Museums comprises the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and six regional museums:

Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center North Carolina Museum of History Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Museum of the Albemarle North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Together, these museums seek to capture the spirit of North Carolina and its people.

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