Joel Lane Museum House

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  • Address: 160 S St Mary's St, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9198333431
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

“The Father of Raleigh”- Joel Lane, built his house in 1769 in a very rural part of North Carolina and earned this title because he facilitated the location of North Carolina’s capital city on his very land in 1792. His house, the plantation manor was once called “The Best House for 100 Miles” and is a beautiful reminder of the old Raleigh Township. A visit to the house will surely transport you back in time and give some major nostalgia to anyone.

Joel Lane Museum House Travel Tips

  • Museum open only for tours led by costumed guides.
  • Tours last for 45 minutes.
  • Non-flash photography is encouraged.

Entrance Ticket Details For Joel Lane Museum House

  • Given prices are for Adults.
  • Adults: 8 USD
  • Seniors (65 and over): 7 USD
  • Students (kindergarten to college, with ID): 4 USD
  • Children under 6: Free

Joel Lane Museum House Hours


  • Jan and feb: tours: 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm.
  • March to mid-dec: Wednesday-Friday at 10pm, 11pm, 12pm, 1 pm and Sat: 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 p.( Sunday tours are available only on appointment.)
  • For office and museum hours, check official website.

How to Reach Joel Lane Museum House

  • By Bus: Morgan St at St Marys St is the nearest bus stand
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • Joel Lane Museum House Address: 160 S St Mary's St, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
  • Joel Lane Museum House Contact Number: +1-9198333431
  • Joel Lane Museum House Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Joel Lane Museum House Price: 8 USD
  • Time required to visit Joel Lane Museum House: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 1.19% of people who visit Raleigh include Joel Lane Museum House in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Joel Lane Museum House visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Joel Lane Museum House

Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Joel Lane Museum House

People normally club together Contemporary Art Museum Of Raleigh and Raleigh City Museum while planning their visit to Joel Lane Museum House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Joel Lane Museum House Reviews & Ratings

  • This visit was a planned stop. I had read a bit about the Joel Lane Museum and wanted to know more. We went on a 45-60 minute tour of the house and small grounds surrounding, guided by the museum director. He was very informative and gracious and obviously had a true interest in sharing what is known about Joel Lane and his family. We enjoyed this tour immensely and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history and culture who is traveling in the Raleigh area.

  • Was a great experience! Our tour guide (Mike) was super friendly, knowledgeable and funny! This place has lots of history and worth the trip!!!

  • A very nice place to visit : you'll discover and learn a lot about this house and his precious owner (oldest house in Raleigh). This is really something to see. Moreover the guided tour is excellent and the guide (a passionate young student who knows a lot about the North Carolina state) is amazing. Don't miss this place.

  • Neato... bay leaves? Who knew?

  • It was great. All the people were helpful and friendly. Great displays and educational about the local history.

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