North Carolina Museum of History

At the North Carolina Museum of History, students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will walk through 14,000 years of the state’s history. See items from the Civil War, Native American artifacts, a restored slave cabin, and an 18th-century carpenter’s home. Groups can immerse themselves in the past with interactive exhibit elements such as a replica textile mill with working machinery and a restored house built by carpenter Solomon Robson in Pitt County in the 1700s. Other past exhibits have focused on topics like photography, painting, furniture, agriculture, sports history, and North Carolina state governors. The museum offers both free and fee-based tours for groups. Stop by Pharaoh's at the Museum to grab a bite to eat after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

School

Through artifacts, photos, restored buildings, and dioramas, students can learn about the history of the state from prehistoric times to colonization, the Civil War, industrialization, World Wars I & II, and the Civil Rights movement. Teachers can lead their students on self-guided tours, where they’ll have the chance to explore the museum’s long-term exhibits The Story of North Carolina, Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, A Call to Arms, and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. On guided tours, students will understand how Native American’s have contributed to today’s communities, see traditional instruments from the state’s musical heritage, learn how to clog, and discover how people cooked food in the 19th century. Field trips align with NC Essential Standards.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Industrial Revolution, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, activism, human rights, military, black history, historical figures, science, subsistence farming, music, dance, culture.

contact info
Name: Susan Horton, Group Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-807-7982
Email: susan.horton@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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North Carolina Museum of History

At the North Carolina Museum of History, students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will walk through 14,000 years of the state’s history. See items from the Civil War, Native American artifacts, a restored slave cabin, and an 18th-century carpenter’s home. Groups can immerse themselves in the past with interactive exhibit elements such as a replica textile mill with working machinery and a restored house built by carpenter Solomon Robson in Pitt County in the 1700s. Other past exhibits have focused on topics like photography, painting, furniture, agriculture, sports history, and North Carolina state governors. The museum offers both free and fee-based tours for groups. Stop by Pharaoh's at the Museum to grab a bite to eat after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Scouts

Girl Scout groups can participate in the North Carolina Museum of History’s badge-earning programs from October through April. The programs are geared toward scouts ranging from Brownies to Cadettes. Current scout program offerings include My Family Story, Playing the Past, and two other programs that rotate themes each year. Scouts can also take self-guided tours of the museum, where they’ll have the chance to explore the museum’s long-term exhibits The Story of North Carolina, A Call to Arms, Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. On guided tours, scouts will learn how Native American’s have contributed to today’s communities, see traditional instruments from the state’s musical heritage, receive a clogging lesson, and discover what life was like on subsistence farm in the 19th century. Scout groups are welcome to attend the museum’s musical performances and festivals throughout the year.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Indian lore, Industrial Revolution, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, activism, human rights, military, black history, historical figures, science, subsistence farming, music, dance, culture.

contact info
Name: Susan Horton, Group Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-807-7982
Email: susan.horton@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

North Carolina Museum of History

At the North Carolina Museum of History, students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will walk through 14,000 years of the state’s history. See items from the Civil War, Native American artifacts, a restored slave cabin, and an 18th-century carpenter’s home. Groups can immerse themselves in the past with interactive exhibit elements such as a replica textile mill with working machinery and a restored house built by carpenter Solomon Robson in Pitt County in the 1700s. Other past exhibits have focused on topics like photography, painting, furniture, agriculture, sports history, and North Carolina state governors. The museum offers both free and fee-based tours for groups. Stop by Pharaoh's at the Museum to grab a bite to eat after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a great time learning about a variety of topics related to North Carolina’s history. Camp leaders can take campers on self-guided tours of the museum, where they’ll have the chance to explore long-term exhibits The Story of North Carolina, Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, A Call to Arms, and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. On guided tours, camp groups will learn about Native American contributions to today’s communities, see traditional instruments from the state’s musical heritage, participate in a clogging lesson, and discover how household chores were done in 19th century.

contact info
Name: Susan Horton, Group Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-807-7982
Email: susan.horton@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

North Carolina Museum of History

At the North Carolina Museum of History, students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will walk through 14,000 years of the state’s history. See items from the Civil War, Native American artifacts, a restored slave cabin, and an 18th-century carpenter’s home. Groups can immerse themselves in the past with interactive exhibit elements such as a replica textile mill with working machinery and a restored house built by carpenter Solomon Robson in Pitt County in the 1700s. Other past exhibits have focused on topics like photography, painting, furniture, agriculture, sports history, and North Carolina state governors. The museum offers both free and fee-based tours for groups. Stop by Pharaoh's at the Museum to grab a bite to eat after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Homeschool

The North Carolina Museum of History offers a variety of history programs for homeschoolers to enjoy. Homeschool groups will learn about World War I, sports history, and military through fun gallery hunts, which can be found on the museum’s website. On the first Wednesday of every month, homeschoolers can join the museum for the History Corner, which includes tours of select exhibits featuring historical photographs, clay art, and more. For younger homeschool groups, the museum’s Time for Tots program provides 45-minute hands-on lessons that focus on different topics each day, ranging from colonial games to North Carolina’s geography. Other educational group tour options allow homeschoolers to learn about 19th-century subsistence farming, understand how Native American’s have contributed to today’s communities, see traditional instruments from the state’s musical heritage, participate in a clogging lesson.

topics covered:
Social studies, Native Americans, Industrial Revolution, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, activism, human rights, military, black history, historical figures, science, subsistence farming, music, dance, culture.

contact info
Name: Susan Horton, Group Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-807-7982
Email: susan.horton@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 35 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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