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Museum of Durham History

  • 500 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 246-9993
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The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places, and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse perspectives about the Durham community and its history. The museum puts its mission into action as a free, public venue that features rotating exhibits on a variety of Durham topics.

General
  • Accessible to Strollers:
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  • Business Hours: Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 1-5pm. Evening hours on Third Fridays.
  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.20
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.3
  • Miles to VIC: 0.20
  • Public Restrooms - Disabled Access: Accessible without assistance
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  • Free Admission All The Time:
Parking
  • #Handicap Parking Spaces in Front or Nearby: 1
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Group Tour Info
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
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  • Welcomes Groups Of 10+:
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Property Details & Services
  • 100% Smoke Free:
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History & Heritage
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Museum of Durham History Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 900
  • Exhibit Space:
  • Reception Capacity: 50
  • Ceiling: 11
  • Outdoor Capacity: 0
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Art Exhibit - "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin and how he used the Carolina Times as a catalyst in the African American effort for freedom- fighting for racial justice and black …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604