Family Friendly Things To Do In Raleigh, NC: History

North Carolina State Capitol.

North Carolina State Capitol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Raleigh, NC is full of history. You can’t walk down the block without passing by a plague or statue of someone famous. There is a rich history in this great state and if you haven’t experience it now is a great time to get out there and explore Raleigh. Below are some fun things to do with family, out of town guests or just on your own. Be sure to visit for more information and a complete list of wonderful Raleigh attractions.

Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours – Trolley Tours start at Mordecai Historic Park every Saturday, March through December.

  • 1 Mimosa St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Phone: 919.857.4364

Mount Hope Cemetery – founded in 1872 as a city owned African American cemetery. Those buried there include the Reverend Henry Beard Delany, one of two black Bishops of the Episopal Church at the time of his death, and Colonel James H. Young, commander of a black regiment during the Spanish-American War.

  • Old Fayetteville St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.831.6548

North Carolina State Capitol – The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.

  • 1 E. Edenton St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.733.4994

Raleigh Heritage Trail – A fun and exciting tour of 12 historic sites in Raleigh. Included on the trail is Haywood Hall House and Gardens, African American Cultural Complex and Historic Yates Mill County Park as well as many more. Visit six and earn a prize!

  • 12 Historic Sites Throughout Raleigh
  • Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.832.3775





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