Celebrate the Season With Us
From the chance to watch Santa climb Chimney Rock in the mountains to caroling in a historic courthouse at the coast, North Carolina's natural and cultural destinations are offering a host of great holiday programs your family is sure to enjoy.Find Holiday Fun Near You
North Carolina Civil War Atlas Released
Explore the military engagements of the Civil War in North Carolina through 99 newly created maps and learn about the war’s social, economic, and political consequences through text, charts, and tables in this landmark publication.Buy Your Copy Today
Explore Treasures of Carolina
See one-of-a-kind documents, photographs and maps rarely on public view. Discover what the State Archives of North Carolina collects and preserves as the state’s memory bank.Learn More
Whether you’re looking to experience a symphony performance, explore a state park, visit a museum exhibit, find a fun family event, encounter creatures from all over the world at the zoo or step back in time at an historic site, you’re at the right place! If you’re interested in discovering your family’s genealogy, exploring North Carolina history, experiencing our state's reach natural beauty, consulting with our historic preservation experts or learning how you can preserve your family treasures, we can help you with that too! In fact, Cultural and Natural Resources does a lot more.
Cultural and Natural Resources is all about what’s happening today in the arts and music, but also about what’s happened in the past to get us here and preserving our state's scenic splendor. We’re home to 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology.
Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, our mission is to improve the quality of life in North Carolina by creating opportunities that promote economic development, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history, spark creativity and conserve the state's natural heritage to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and natural. Our organization was the first in the nation to include all state agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
This site is your starting point to discover all Cultural and Natural Resources has to offer. Welcome.