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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

This must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries. Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries.


Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens Top Attraction!
Museum in Winston-Salem, NC USA

Old Salem is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Our museums: the Historic Town of Salem and MESDA, along with heirloom gardens, engage visitors in an educational & memorable experience about those who lived & worked in the early South.

Andy Griffith Museum
Andy Griffith Museum things to do on a rainy day in Winston-Salem, NC
Museum in Mount Airy, NC USA

The largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia. The Andy Griffith Museum's collection includes many items from "The Andy Griffith Show" as well as items from his entire life and career. The collection also includes items donated from other cast members.

Aurora Fossil Museum
Aurora Fossil Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Aurora, NC USA

Science museum with hands-on fossil digging Visit, Explore, Learn, Discover! Visit the Aurora Fossil Museum to learn about life in the past! Our museum offers a variety of fossil exhibits showcasing the ancient marine life that once thrived in the area.

Birthplace of Pepsi
Birthplace of Pepsi things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Museum in New Bern, NC USA

Home of Pepsi-Cola On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink," which later he patented as Pepsi-Cola. Today, you can purchase a souvenir or relax and enjoy a Pepsi-Cola at the recreated soda fountain.


Colonial Heritage Center
Colonial Heritage Center things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

Explore history at your own pace, on your own time. The Colonial Heritage Center interprets the history of backcountry life before, during and after the American Revolution. Take a self-guided tour of Guilford County, North Carolina's colonial past.

High Point Museum
High Point Museum things to do on a rainy day in Winston-Salem, NC
Museum in High Point, NC USA

Local history museum The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares Greater High Point’s history, provides perspective for current issues, and strengthens the sense of community.

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
International Civil Rights Center & Museum things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

Must-see interactive civil rights history Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries.

Kaleideum
Kaleideum things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Winston Salem, NC USA

Hands-on museum focused on STEAM Kaleideum was created from the July 2016 merger of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County.


Museum of Coastal Carolina
Museum of Coastal Carolina things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Ocean Isle Beach, NC USA

The museum features family programs and special exhibits The Museum offers regular fun and educational family programs and lectures on the coastal environment, including wildlife on land and sea and in the air. In the Changing Tides gallery, guests can learn about tides and factors that affect the coastal environment.

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Beaufort, NC USA

Discover the maritime culture of North Carolina Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort for a taste of coastal culture and maritime history.

Special Display: So That the World May Believe
Special Display: So That the World May Believe things to do on a rainy day in Charlotte, NC
Museum in Charlotte, NC USA

Special Display: So That the World May Believe January-March Special Display: So That the World May Believe January-March One of Billy Graham’s greatest passions was equipping his fellow believers to share the Gospel— whether they were evangelizing their family, their community, or their country.

Special Exhibit: Then Sings My Soul
Special Exhibit: Then Sings My Soul things to do on a rainy day in Charlotte, NC
Museum in Charlotte, NC USA

Just as Billy Graham shared the Gospel in every Crusade sermon, George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows—and many other team members—faithfully presented the Good News of Jesus Christ in song.

23rd Annual NC Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame Fly-In
23rd Annual NC Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame Fly-In
Museum in Asheboro, NC USA


Gaston County Museum of Art & History
Gaston County Museum of Art & History things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Dallas, NC USA

1852 Hotel, Textile Exhibit, Carriage House, exhibits In 1852, Daniel Hoffman built an impressive 44-room hotel on Lot #5 on the southeast corner of the Dallas Court Square.

Shaw House Properties
Shaw House Properties things to do on a rainy day in Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC
Museum in Southern Pines, NC USA

A trio of historic museum houses depicting the daily life of early county settlers. The Shaw House (circa 1820's) was built by Charles C. Shaw and later owned by one of his twelve children, Charles Washington Shaw, who became the first mayor of Southern Pines in 1887.


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