Celebrate the 4th with the NC State Capitol

This 4th of July, a Raleigh tradition continues! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the State Capitol is hosting a free, fun-filled family event that offers musical performances and several hands-on activities for children to enjoy. Pie the redcoat or King George III or dress up like a Revolutionary era citizen! We will also have supplies available to write letters to support our troops courtesy of the organization A Million Thanks. 

‘Taken Shelter in Fort Dobbs’ Living History Event

Living history returns to Fort Dobbs with a June 25 event.

In 1759, war suddenly broke out between British colonists and the indigenous Cherokee of western North Carolina. Fort Dobbs, in present-day Statesville, provided shelter to civilians seeking refuge from the violence.

Historic Edenton Seeks Community Input on Frinks Freedom House Project

Join the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites at two upcoming listening sessions designed to gather community input on the division’s work to tell the story of Golden and Ruth Frinks, their home, and their central role in the struggle for Civil Rights in North Carolina and across the South. Since 2019, the division has been working to preserve the Golden Frinks home in Edenton. 

'Days Gone By' Program at Somerset Place June 11

Summer is almost here. Flowers and centuries-old trees are in full bloom. And cool breezes from Lake Phelps stave off the stifling heat. The 11th annual "Days Gone By" living history event at Somerset Place State Historic Site offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown!

Join the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum on Saturday, June 11, to honor educator and activist Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown for her 139th birthday. Hourly guided tours of Canary Cottage, Dr. Brown’s home, will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tour prices are $2 for adults (13-64), and $1 for children (12 and under) and seniors (65 and over). The site’s new Little Lending Library will be unveiled at 2 p.m., followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Dr. Brown’s gravesite on the grounds at 2:30 p.m.

Commemorate Juneteenth at the State Capitol

In commemoration of Juneteenth, the North Carolina State Capitol will host an exhibit and Juneteenth themed tours Saturday, June 18. Juneteenth (a combination of 'June' and  'nineteenth') marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

Capital Campaign and Improvements Coming to Fort Fisher

A  new interpretive center is coming to Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach. Nearly three times larger than its 1965 predecessor, the new center will welcome more than a million annual visitors and showcase museum exhibits about the history of Fort Fisher. In addition, the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Office of State Archaeology will receive a new conservation lab.

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