Visitor Information


Contact Information

The Visitors Center where tours begin is located at 160 South St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh NC 27603.

The Museum House is adjacent to the Visitors Center at 728 West Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27603.

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Mailing address:
PO Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605
Facebook page: Joel Lane Museum House
Follow us on Twitter: @JoelLaneMuseum

Meaghan Nappo, Director
Kathy Ruse, Assistant Director
Lanie Hubbard, Docent
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
President: Claudia Brown
Vice President: Nan Boyne
Treasurer: Carrie Tweeten
Assistant Treasurer: Charlotte Duff
Corresponding Secretary: Caroline Gilly
Recording Secretary: Molly Mahoney


Contact Us

The Joel Lane Museum House is located on the corner of St. Mary’s and West Hargett Streets in Raleigh, North Carolina, just a few blocks west of downtown. Tours begin in the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh NC 27603.

The mission of the Joel Lane Museum House is to bring American history to life by providing a rich understanding of regional North Carolina history and the struggles, sacrifices, and achievements of those who lived in Piedmont North Carolina in the 18th

century, with particular emphasis on the life and times of Colonel Joel Lane, his family, and enslaved workers.

Do you have any questions about the Joel Lane Museum House? Send us a note using the form below. To download our privacy policy, click here: Privacy_Notice.2010_.pdf

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What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…