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Joel Lane
Museum House

Built in 1769, this landmark is one of Wake County’s oldest homes and was the residence of Joel Lane, the “Father of Raleigh.” In 1792, commissioners appointed to choose the location for the first permanent capital met at Lane’s to select the site for the new capital city and 1,000 acres of his plantation were purchased to become the City of Raleigh. Household furnishings and gardens are authentic to the period. Tour time is approximately 45 minutes.

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728 W. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

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March – December:
Tours begin at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 Wednesday through Friday
And at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm on Saturday

Admission: Call for admission fees.

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