The Joel Lane Museum House is located at the corner of South St. Mary’s and West Hargett Streets in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tours begin in the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street.
All on-tours of the museum are free of charge.
Parking and Directions
The museum is located at the corner of Hargett and St. Mary’s Streets, near Boylan Bridge. Enter “160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh” into your GPS.
Parking is free. On-street parking is available on Saint Mary’s Street in front of the Visitors Center and on Hargett Street in front of the Museum House.
The Visitors Center and Museum Store are accessible by a ramp.
The Lane Museum House and the “Kitchen” building can only be entered by climbing about 5 steps. The second floor of the Lane house can only be reached by climbing a set of about 20 stairs.
With advanced reservations, a guided virtual tour is available for those who cannot enter the inaccessible buildings. Strollers are prohibited in the museum buildings. Infants and young toddlers must be carried.
Reciprocal Programs and Discounts
NARM: Members with current NARM membership card from a participating institution (with the exception of museums within 15 miles) get a 10% discount in the gift shop. To be taken to a map of participating institutions, click this link:NARM Institutions
Time Travelers: Members with current membership card from an institution participating in Time Travelers receive a 10% discount in the gift shop. To be taken to a map of participating institutions, click this link: Time Travelers’ Instiutions
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Members with current National Trust membership card receive a $10% discount in the gift shop.
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday tours are at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.
Saturday tours are at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
All museum tours are free of charge.
Walk-ins welcome! Please call ahead for groups larger than 6 people.
Public tours are not offered when field trip groups are on-site. Please call to check availability.
The Museum Store is open Wednesday-Friday 10:00-2:00.
Other times by appointment. Call 919-833-3431 to arrange curbside pick-up.