History and Social Studies

Featured Multicultural/Heritage

Frisco Native American Museum

The Frisco Native American Museum features artifacts from many North American tribes as well as the original inhabitants of Hatteras Island. The museum’s nature trails wind through several acres of beautiful maritime forest. Address: 53536 NC-12, Frisco, NC 27936. Tel: 252-995-4440. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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African American Cultural Center

2810 Cates Ave., Raleigh, NC 27606. 919-515-5210. Groups can tour the gallery, which has featured the works of artists such as Jaleesa B. Maye, J. Stacy Utley, Phyllis Galembo, and others. College groups will enjoy lectures led by students and staff at the university. Free.

African American Cultural Complex

Founded in 1984, tour a museum with collection of artifacts, documents and displays of African Americans. 119 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. Tel: 919-250-9336. Cost: Suggested Donation.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202. 704-547-3700. Focuses on the many important visual arts and performing arts contributions from African-Americans, particularly those from the state of North Carolina. Fee.

Junaluska Museum, Memorial and Medicine Plant Trail

Learn about Cherokee Warrior Junaluska and see the only piece of the Trail of Tears that was cut in North Carolina. The museum and memorial is the site of Junaluska’s grave, which attracts many visitors each year. 1 Junaluska Rd., Robbinsville, NC 28771. Tel: 828-479-4727. Cost: Free.

Mexico-Cárdenas Museum

Students and scouts will find themselves absorbed in the culture of Mexico with folk art, photos, artifacts, and clothing. 6403 Davis Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Tel: 704-843-6045. Cost: Fee.

Mountain Gateway Museum

Learn about the history and heritage of Old Fort’s earliest dwellers. Groups will see photographs, tools, and housewares, as well as permanent exhibits that showcase the mountain lifestyle. 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762. Tel: 828-668-9259. Cost: Fee.

Museum of World Cultures

Located in University of North Carolina Wilmington’s William Madison Randall Library, the museum gives groups the opportunity to dive deeper into world history and art. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403. Tel: 910-962-3276. Cost: Free.

Rosenzweig Gallery

Named after the late founding Rabbi Efraim Michael Rosenzweig, the gallery is dedicated to promoting and communicating the history, theology, heritage, and philosophy of Jewish culture. 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham, NC 27514. Tel: 919-489-7062. Cost: Free/Fee.

Scottish Tartans Museum

Brush up on the history of Scottish Tartan! Groups will enjoy the many fashionable displays of tartan fabric as they take a tour of the museum. 86 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 29734. Tel: 828-524-7472. Cost: Fee.