City of Raleigh Museum

  • Phone: (919) 996-2220
  • Mail: 220 Fayetteville St #100, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Explore Our City's History

COR Museum educates the public about the beautiful capital city of North Carolina. Under the management of the Historical Resources and Museums Program (HRMP) of the City of Raleigh’s Parks and Recreation Department, the COR Museum is dedicated to teaching those who visit about the past, present, and future of Raleigh. We look forward to your visit!

COR Museum

As part of its mission to “Preserve Raleigh’s Past for the Future,” the museum collects and cares for artifacts, curates exhibits, and provides educational programing that highlight and interpret Raleigh’s history and heritage.

Current Exhibits

Stroll through Raleigh’s rich history: Kit homes, Media history, Civil Rights, Lost Flags, and more.

Group Activities

Take a general Gallery tour. Organize a group tour. Bring the whole class! Experience how our capital city helped forge a greater North Carolina.

Friends of COR Museum

The Friends supports the mission of the museum through fundraising and other initiatives. Support the community through the actions of volunteers, visitors, and members.

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Come join the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum for the Second Annual Festival of Wreaths!

The Festival of Wreaths will be held on December 3rd from 7:00pm-9:00pm at COR Museum and feature a Silent Auction of  holiday wreaths specially crafted by local artists and designers.

 Taste the delicious assortment of sweets and savories from downtown favorites Buku, Beasley’s and Capital City 16.  Sip wine,  Trophy Beer and a festive cocktail by Foundation. Enjoy a special holiday performance by the Acapella Honors Choir and the Ladies in Blue from St. Mary’s School!

Tickets are $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members. All proceeds go to support the exhibits and educational programs as COR Museum. We hope to see you there!

Use the PayPal button below to get your 2014 Festival of Wreaths tickets today!

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If you’re unable to join us for the event, or if you’re just feeling extra generous!, make a donation to the Festival of Wreaths! 

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Wreath Sponsors

North State Bank

Ornament Sponsors

Tom & Mary Kennedy Ward

Martha Waters


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The Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum are happy to announce that we are participating in the INDY Give!Guide this year! We are honored to be among such wonderful ambassadors for good within our community. Please visit the 2014 INDY Give!Guide for more information on how you can support the Friends of the COR Museum this holiday season!