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Beginning Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Joel Lane Museum House is suspending tours as we prepare to renovate the Visitors Center paint, as well as out of an abundance of caution amid mounting COVID-19 cases in this area and throughout the country. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Joel Lane Museum House is resuming tours, with a number of enhanced safety precautions in place.
All tours are currently suspended in response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
We are pursuing thoughtful, proactive measures to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.
The Joel Lane Museum House has been featured in recent stories on WRAL and Spectrum News! WRAL offers a peek at the bare front of the House, with its exposed 18th0century wood (complete with saw-marks and an unexplained bullet!) while Spectrum News looks to the coming dedication for the memorial to the enslaved. Edit 2/13: A WRAL article covers the memorial dedication
The Joel Lane Museum House’s paint project was the subject of a WRAL segment on December 12…plus director Lanie Hubbard’s December 4 interview with WPTF’s Tom Kearney!
Work is underway to restore the JLHM paint. Unfortunately, this means that aspects of tours may be disrupted. Edit January 2020: Tickets are half-price while tours are disrupted.
EXCITING NEWS! Based on new research, the Joel Lane House is going to be repainted to its original 1769 color - a beautiful deep red with tan trim.