The annual JLMH Christmas Open House is THIS SATURDAY 12-2-2023! Read More
Don’t miss our Christmas Open House THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd, from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free. This event will run rain or shine.
JLMH will host its annual Christmas Open House on Saturday 12-2-2023.
Regular tours will not run, but the house will be open to walk through.
Regular Tour times:
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday tours take place at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm.
On Saturday tours are at 1 pm, 2 pm, & 3 pm.
Pre-purchased tickets are not required for groups smaller than 6 individuals. Walk-ins welcome!
All tours are guided. Museum not open for individual walkthrough.
Public tours are not offered when school field trip groups are on-site. Please call 919-833-3431 to check on tour availability.
Due to the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19, we ask that all visitors who are not vaccinated wear masks. We can provide a mask for any visitor who does not have one.COVID-19 INFO
The Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop has re-opened for weekday perusal from Wednesday to Friday. The shop is open from 10 am to 2 pm, and at other times when staff is present.
Please call 919-833-3431 with any questions or to request curbside service.
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Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House, pre-2020 paint colors
Volunteers and Docents bring history to life
Explore the beginnings of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, and the United States—from the colonial era, through the Revolutionary War, into the first years of a new nation. Discover history as it’s rarely taught: compelling human stories, told with accuracy and compassion by costumed docents who personalize each tour for our guests.
All tours are guided. The museum is not open to individual walkthrough.
Tours begin in the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.
To bring American history to life by providing a rich understanding of regional North Carolina history and the struggles, sacrifices, and achievements of all 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 the 43 people enslaved on his plantation.