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Museum of Durham History

  • 500 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 246-9993
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The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places, and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse perspectives about the Durham community and its history. The museum puts its mission into action as a free, public venue that features rotating exhibits on a variety of Durham topics.

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  • Business Hours: Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 1-5pm. Evening hours on Third Fridays.
  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.20
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.3
  • Miles to VIC: 0.20
  • Public Restrooms - Disabled Access: Accessible without assistance
  • Free Admission All The Time:
  • #Handicap Parking Spaces in Front or Nearby: 1
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Group Tour Info
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
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  • 100% Smoke Free:
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History & Heritage
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Museum of Durham History Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 900
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  • Reception Capacity: 50
  • Ceiling: 11
  • Outdoor Capacity: 0
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Art Exhibit - "Durham During the Great War"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

The exhibit examines how social, economic, and political changes in Durham during the war left a lasting legacy of future movements toward equality. It shows how black and white soldiers of Durham …

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MoDH 5th Birthday Weekend: Fireside Chat

Help celebrate the Museum of Durham History's FIFTH Birthday with a weekend full of fun! Friday, October 26th kick-off the occasion with a “Fireside Chat” under the comfort of the …

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MoDH 5th Birthday Weekend: Saturday Celebration

Help celebrate Museum of Durham History's FIFTH Birthday with a weekend full of fun! Start the day with different ways to tour Durham’s history. Preservation Durham will lead a walking tour of …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604