Museums and Markets in Raleigh Day Trip

Raleigh, NC, USA

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Aug 20 - 20, 2019
Group size: 30 - 40
Museums and Markets in Raleigh Day Trip
Raleigh, NC, USA

Patty
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
90 reviews

$69
Aug 20 - 20, 2019
Group size: 30 - 40

About this trip

Late August is the perfect time to journey from the coast for a day in the Capital City of Raleigh.  Dubbed the "Smithsonian of the South" due to the high quality of museums, this trip features visits to two of them along with a stop at one of the nation's best and most modern Farmer's Markets.  

First stop is at the North Carolina Museum of History for a guided tour of the Story of NC Exhibit that chronicles the state's rich and diverse history.  A special treat is the curator led tour of the temporary exhibit "Quiltspeak".  This exhibit displays quilts from the past 200 years, providing insight into the stories and expression of women's lives.   If you are not interested in Quilts, there are plenty of other exhibits to enjoy such as the NC Sports Hall of Fame,  a special exhibit on the Reconstruction Era or One Giant Leap about NC's role in the Space Race.   


Following this Museum visit there will be time for lunch on your own at any of the restaurants or cafes in the Museums or you can walk across the street to take in the architecture and "political" vibe in the NC Legislative Building cafeteria.  When was the last time you dined in one of these?  

After lunch, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Museum of Natural Science, considered the Southeast's largest Natural History Museum with four floors celebrating nature and science.  

Before we travel back east, we make one final stop at the State Farmer's Market.  This indoor/outdoor space offers vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy, handmade and homemade items, specialty shops and a garden center.  You will see plenty that you don't see at our coastal markets.  Coolers and boxes will be provided on the bus for the goodies!  



What’s included

  • Transportation
    Motorcoach transportation
  • Donation
    Museum donation
  • Driver gratuity
  • Water & snacks on bus
  • Lunch

Itinerary

Day Trip to Raleigh
Museums and Markets in Raleigh

8am - Depart Waterford

Approx. 10:30am - Arrive the NC Museum of History for guided tours and time on own for pursuing exhibits.

12:45pm - Lunch on own

1:45pm - Self-guided tour of Natural Science Museum

3pm - Make short drive to Farmer's Market

4pm - Departure for Waterford

Your Organizer


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Patty
90 reviews
I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

Reviews

For me, there was not enough information given about the house and the man that built it. We spent the better part of two days in the bus traveling and only spent about two hours touring the house. And for me, but not my wife, there was way too much time allotted for shopping. I can appreciate those who enjoyed the Downton Abbey display, but I had not watched the tv show and would much rather spent time in the Biltmore house or on the grounds. I did get some information from photographs and writings on the wall of the hotel and from the lecture in the church in the village. But, with so much to learn, I did not think we allocated our time efficiently. Jim Gunther
By Jim Gunther for Christmas at Biltmore on Jan 13, 2020
We had a great time. Very organized and the lights were terrific.
This trip was alot of fun. Patty did a great job organizing this event. Looking forward to another trip in 2020.
This was a fun trip. We had a great time with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Mike's Farm. Patty did a great job organizing this trip for us!
A fun experience. We would definitely go again. The southern cooking was plentiful and delicious. We were excited to see a patriotic and religious light show. A great family outing.
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