PLACES OF INTEREST

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham
919-383-4345  
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bennett/bennett.htm
This famous site marks the surrender of Confederate General Joseph
Johnston to Union General William Sherman, which ended the Civil War
in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas(The largest troop surrender of the Civil War).
   
     
Capital Area Visitor Center
301 N. Blount St., Raleigh
919-733-3456
 
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/capitol/vc/vc.htm
This information center offers free brochures, maps and a video presentation
about Raleigh.
   
     
Cedar Creek Pottery & Gallery of American Crafts
1150 Fleming Rd., Creedmoor, Raleigh
919-528-1041
 
www.cedarcreekgallery.com
The works of resident potters as well as more than 200 of the most
accomplished craftspeople in America are showcased here.
   
     
Chapel Hill Museum
523 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-1400
 
www.chapelhillmuseum.org
Focuses on history in Chapel Hill and Orange County.
   
     
City Market
303/200 Blake St., Raleigh
919-828-4555
 
www.citymarket.citysearch.com
Specialty shops and restaurants are the now the focus of this former city
produce market constructed in 1914.
   
     
The Dickson House
150 E. King St., Hillsborough
919-732-7741
 
www.chocvb.org
Known as "the last headquarters of the confederacy," this home now serves
as the Orange County Visitors Center.
   
     
Duke Homestead State Historic Site & Tobacco Museum
2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham
919-477-5498
 
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/duke/duke.htm
This historic site focuses on the Duke family Tobacco Empire featuring the
1852 farmhouse, factories, pack house and curing barn.
   
     
Executive Mansion
200 N. Blount St., Raleigh
919-733-3456
 
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/capitol/exec/exectour.htm
This home of North Carolina's governor, built in 1891, is an excellent example
of Queen Anne Cottage Victorian Architecture.
   
     
Exploris
201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-834-4040
 
www.exploris.org
The world's first global information center features hands-on exhibits and
programs for everyone on global environment, telecommunications, global
trade, language and culture.
   
     
Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh
919-733-7417
 
www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/facilit/farmark/raleigh
The largest produce center in the state offers indoor and outdoor collections
of flowers, plants, crafts and fresh produce
   
     
Haywood Hall
211 New Bern Place, Raleigh
919-832-8357
 
www.haywoodhall.org
John Haywood, the state's first treasurer, built this home in 1799. It is the only
residence of two, built within the initial Raleigh city limits, still standing on its
original site.
   
     
Historic Stagville
5825 Old Oxford Hwy., Durham
919-620-0120
 
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/do/stagvill/default.htm
When visiting this 71-acre estate, visitors can experience plantation life by
touring  the Big House, a home fully furnished in period style, the 1860 slave
quarters and the barn.
   
     
Joel Lane Museum House & Gardens
728 W. Hargett & St. Mary's St., Raleigh
919-833-3431
 
www.raleighcvb.org/gtathistcult.html
This home, built in the 1760's, is the oldest existing dwelling in Raleigh. It also
contains an authentic 18th-century garden featuring an herb garden,
pomegranate trees and espaliered fruit trees.
   
     
Mordecai Historic Park / President Andrew Johnson's Birthplace
1 Mimosa St., Raleigh
919-834-4844
 
www.capitalareapreservation.org/park.html
President Andrew Johnson's birth home as well as an antebellum plantation
house museum, a kitchen and other 19th-century structures are preserved
here allowing visitors to get a rare glimpse of 19th century Raleigh.
   
     
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-962-1236
 
www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Once used as a NASA training center for astronauts, the southeast's first
planetarium features a world-class Zeiss Model VI projector that offers an
entertaining and educational journey into the atmospheres beyond. Also
enjoy numerous exhits, programs for all ages and the Infinity Gift Shop.
   
     
Museum of Life and Science
433 Murray Ave., Durham
919-220-5429
 
www.ncmls.org
Pilot a rocket into space, get up-close and personal with a tornado, stroll
among endless butterflies, and enjoy a railway ride through the wildlife park
on this 70+ acre complex.
   
     
National Cemetery
501 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
919-834-4534
 
This was established in 1866 as a National Cemetery for Union soldiers. U.S.
military from ensuing wars are also buried here.
   
     
 North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
 
919-839-6262
 
 www.ncmoa.org
Visitors can enjoy sculptures and paintings from ancient Egypt to the present
as  well as current rotating exhibits. Museum Park hosts performing arts events,
family activities, lectures, workshops, summer concerts and events.
   
     
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
919-715-0200
 
www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
Artifacts and audiovisual presentations highlight the state's history, heritage
and sports heroes. Student history projects and temporary exhibits are
showcased in the Tar Heel Junior Historian Gallery.
   
     
 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh
877-4NATSCI  
 www.naturalsciences.org
With a focus on environmental aspects of natural history, this museum exhibits
many different species of animals as well as two dinosaurs that are found
nowhere else in the world. One is "Willo," the first dinosaur ever found with
a fossilized heart which revealed a very surprising finding: a 4-chambered
heart, the kind of heart only found in mammals and birds.
   
     
North Carolina Railroad Museum
Daisy St., New Hill
919-362-5416  

 www.nhvry.org
This museum offers an 8-mile-round-trip train-ride in open cars and cabooses
on the first Sunday of each month, (May-Nov.) and special Christmas train
rides during the holiday season.

   
     
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
919-715-0200
 
 www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/NCSHOF.html
Within the NC Museum of History, this place of exhibition features personal
items contributed by the 167 inductees, including Michael Jordan.
   
     
North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones St., Raleigh
919-733-3952  
 www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/arch
Original and microfilm records of the colony and state of North Carolina from
1663 to present day are embodies here.
   
     
NC State University Arboretum
4301 Beryl Rd., Raleigh
919-515-7641  
 www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum
Represented here are 6000 different plants from over 45 countries. A
Victorian gazebo, Japanese garden and a nationally known 300-footlong
perennial border are just a sampling of the delights featured on this 8-acre
site.
   
     
Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh
919-250-1013  
 www.ced.ncsu.edu/2/adventure/oakview
Included on the grounds of this pre-Civil War homestead is an 1855
farmhouse with separate kitchen and cotton gin house, a carriage house,
gazebo, family cemetery, pecan grove and livestock barn.
   
     
Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Ave. at Watauga St., Raleigh
919-832-6077  
Established in 1869, nearly 3,000 Confederate soldiers are buried here
alongside other notable North Carolinians, including eight governors.
   
     
Oakwood Historical District
20 Block Area, Raleigh
919-733-3456  
 www.visitraleigh.com/visit/thingstodo/downtownwalkingtour.html
Nearly 500 homes dating back to the 1800s can be found in this Victorian
neighborhood. Special Christmas tours of homes are available. Self-guided
walking tour brochures are available at the Capitol Area Visitor Center.
   
     
Occaneechi Indian Village
Foot of S. Cameron St., Hillsborough
919-304-3723  
 www.chocvb.org
This Indian Village is being reconstructed just as it was in the late 17th century
when Indian tribes in western North Carolina and south central Virginia used it
along their trading path. Open daily during daylight hours, visitors have the
opportunity of viewing ceremonial rituals and Indian life in an authentic
environment.
   
     
Orange County Historical Museum
201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough
919-732-2201  
 www.chocvb.org
Intriguing Indian artifacts, a Civil War battle flag and the oldest complete set
of weights and measures in the U.S. are just a few of the treasures showcased
at this museum which traces the areas rich past.
   
     
Playspace
400 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-832-1212  
 www.playspacemuseum.com
Children from 6 months to 7 years of age can enjoy this play museum which
features a puppet-theater, water area, hospital, café, grocery store, and
infant area.
   
     
Raleigh City Museum
220 Fayette St. Mall, Raleigh
919-832-3775  
 www.raleighcitymuseum.org
This museum details the rich history of the city.
   
     
State Capitol
109 E. Jones St., Raleigh
 
919-733-4994
 
 www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/capitol/stat_cap/default.htm
Built in 1840, this originally housed the governor's office, legislative chambers,
cabinet offices and library. Renovated in 1976, many original furnishings remain.
   
     
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