Historic Field Trips in Raleigh, NC

Jerry Blackwelder

North Carolina Museum of History
Located in Historic Downtown Raleigh, the NC Museum of History includes many exhibits and programs about the history of North Carolina and also houses the popular North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Raleigh Heritage Trail
The Raleigh Heritage Trail unites the City’s historic sites, local museums and other historic facilities. You’ll discover Raleigh’s scenic historic homes, parks, libraries and more along the trail.

The City of Raleigh Museum
offers field trip programs for elementary aged and middle school groups. The elementary school program, “Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next,” encourages students to think critically about all cities, big and small, through hands-on programming. The middle school program, “Reconstructing Raleigh: Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement,” highlights people and organizations important to Raleigh’s journey towards civil rights.

Mordecai Historic Park and the City of Raleigh Museum are two of Raleigh’s premier field trip locations! Field trip programs at Mordecai Historic Park are designed for elementary aged groups and focus on how life has changed over time in North Carolina and the entire country. Programs available at Mordecai Historic Park are the Mordecai House and Plantation Slavery program, the Andrew Johnson program that allows students to visit the birthplace of the 17th president, and the Raleigh Trolley program that takes students on a narrated tour of downtown Raleigh.

Joel Lane Museum House Known as the Father of Raleigh, Joel Lane established the City of Raleigh on his land in 1792. Today the restored 18th century manor house tells the story of Raleigh’s founder. 

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