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Joel Lane Museum House, c. 1770


728 West Hargett Street
P. O. Box 10884
Raleigh, NC 27605


Open: March - December, Wednesday - Friday; Tours begin at 10:00 am, 11:00 am,
12:00 pm, 1:00 pm; Saturday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Sunday afternoon tours available by appointment for groups only.
Off season open Saturdays for tours at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm


Phone: (919) 833 – 3431



Joel Lane built his home c. 1770 and remodeled it about 1790, the period that is seen today. The historic site consists of the museum, an adjacent 1790 middle class dwelling called the “Kitchen,” beautiful herb and formal gardens, and a c.1840 Visitors Center. Colonel Lane was an active participant in the affairs of North Carolina both as a colony and as a state and is known as the “Father of Wake County”.

National Register of Historic Places
Raleigh Historic Site
Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties


From State Capitol go west on Hillsborough Street 7 blocks to St. Mary’s St., left on St. Mary’s, 2 blocks to Hargett St. House on corner of St. Mary’s and W. Hargett.