Joel Lane Museum House


(919) 833-3431
160 S. St. Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Open s
1:00 PM— 4:00 PM
Open wtf
10:00 AM— 2:00 PM

Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital City

Joel Lane’s house, the oldest in Raleigh, was built in the early 1770’s. Joel Lane was a Colonel in the North Carolina colonial militia and a patriot during the Revolutionary War.

In 1792, he facilitated the present location of the North Carolina’s capital city. This faithfully-restored manor house was once deemed “The Best House for 100 Miles.” It is open to the public four days a week for tours led by costumed docents.

A very active education program featuring “Hands-On History” is offered at special events and to school groups.