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Joel Lane Museum House
Raleigh North Carolina Historic Site

  
NameJoel Lane Museum House
Address160 South Saint Mary's Street
Raleigh NC 27603
Brief DescriptionHistoric site, "The Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital"
TypeAttraction
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionThe Joel Lane Museum House is an important heritage site of significance to the entire State of North Carolina. It was the home of Colonel Joel Lane, a Revolutionary War patriot, who sold 1,000 acres of his land to the State of NC in 1792 for the site of the capital city, Raleigh.
Built in 1769, Joel Lane’s home is the oldest house in Wake County and is a jewel of Georgian mid-Atlantic colonial architecture. It was fully restored and furnished in the 1970s and is open for guided tours. The museum, an adjacent 1790 middle-class dwelling, called the "Kitchen," beautiful colonial revival herb and formal gardens, and a Visitors Center beckon visitors to enter a by-gone world. Costumed docents interpret the buildings filled with period furnishings and objects and paint a vivid picture of the lives of Colonel Joel Lane (1739-1795), his family, and the enslaved people who lived on his plantation in the Carolina backcountry of 1770-1795.
Tours begin and end in the Visitors Center and museum shop which are housed in a circa 1840 school room or office that was added onto Joel Lane’s home prior to 1880. The museum shop offers a wide selection of educational and entertaining toys, books, and gift items that will please both the young and not-so-young.
Phone 1(919) 833-3431
Emailjoellane@bellsouth.net
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Time Allowance45 minutes
Websitewww.joellane.org/
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Last Updated6/14/2017
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