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The Chapel Hill Museum

in Museum, Historic

The Chapel Hill Museum, located in downtown Chapel Hill, preserves, exhibits and interprets the history and culture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding region. There are currently 12 exhibits of different scope and size. The two main exhibit halls feature changing exhibits on about a 6 week to 2 month cycle. It also features a gift shop and a bookstore. Free parking.

523 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
United States

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N.C. State Capitol

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Built between 1833 and 1840, this National Historic Landmark is one of the best preserved examples of a civic building in Greek Revival-style architecture. The Capitol building originally housed the governor's office, cabinet offices, legislative chambers, state library and state geologist's office. Admission is free and tour information is available at www.nccapvisit.org.

1 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

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N.C. Museum of History

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Explore more than 14,000 years of the state's history in the exhibit, The Story of North Carolina, featuring fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state's military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Museum Shop features N.C. crafts. Free weekend parking. Call ahead to reserve group tours (10 people or more).

5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

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Morehead Planetarium

in Historic, Art, Planetarium

The first planetarium to be built on a U.S. college, Morehead features a 68-foot planetarium dome Star Theater, the NASA Digital Theater, exhibits, the UNC Visitor's Center, art galleries, a rose garden and a massive sundial. Its multimedia shows and live star shows are narrated by planetarium staff members. Admission is $7.25 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students.

250 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
United States

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Historic Yates Mill County Park

in Hiking, Historic

This 174-acre park features hiking trails, Historic Yates Mill, Wake County's last remaining gristmill and its 20-acre pond. The old water-powered mill (circa 1756) is fully restored and operable and is an outstanding record of the evolution of early industry in the lower Piedmont region of North Carolina. The park is open daily 8am-sunset for hiking, picknicking and fishing. Winter it is open 8am-5pm.

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States

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Historic Trolley Tours

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Trolley through the heart of Raleigh on an informative, narrated, hour long tour of downtown. Tours depart from Mordecai Historic Park Saturdays only from March-Dec. at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and the last complete narrative tour begins at 2pm. Makes five downtown stops. Unlimited same day boarding and re-boarding. Free Parking. $10 adults, $4 youth, six and under free.

1 Mimosa St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
United States

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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

in Historic, Nat'l Historic Landmark

Founded in 1869, Historic Oakwood Cemetery is a short walk from the N.C. State Capitol and is adjacent to Historic Oakwood. Here in lie some 2800 Confederate soldiers, four Civil War generals, seven governors, five U.S. Senators, eight N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justices and two U.S. Navy Secretaries. Free maps at cemetery office.

701 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
United States

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Historic Oak View County Park

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The historic Oak View County Park is an antebellum farmstead featuring an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house museum, livestock barn, carriage house, pecan grove and herb garden. Visitors can also use Oak View's picnic facilities and visit its Farm History Center which is dedicated to telling the story of N.C.'s agricultural development.

4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
United States

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Duke University Chapel

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The 1930 cathedral-like centerpiece of Duke University's West Campus is one of the last great collegiate Neo-Gothiic projects in the United States. It soars 210 feet into the air and features the Flentrop Organ with 5200 pipes, 50-bell carillon, and stained-glass windows. It is open daily for chapel services, recitals, and viewing unless a special event is planned. Sun. worship services at 11am.

401 Chapel Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
United States

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Carolina Basketball Museum

in Historic, Museum

This new 8000-sq-ft. state-of-the-art museum in UNC's Ernie Williamson Athletic Center honors Carolina Basketball and the rich tradition of UNC Tar Heel basketball. The first floor features a "Game Day" theme where visitors enter a theater for pre-game build-up, then into the main museum space with interactive displays and memorabilia from Carolina's storied program on the UNC court.

450 Skipper Bowles Dr.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States

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