Joel Lane Museum House
Dating to the 1760s, the oldest dwelling in Raleigh was the home of Joel Lane, "Father of Wake County". Costumed docents give tours of the restored home and its beautiful period gardens.
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The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina own four museum properties. One of these is the Joel Lane House. The little home was built "on a knoll overlooking the future city of Raleigh. It was the center of many historic gatherings; the gracious hospitality within its walls witnessed the birth and growth of the capital of North Carolina." The grounds include a detached kitchen, a formal city garden, and a period herb garden.
Joel Lane is known as the “Father of Wake County”. He sold 1,100 acres of his land to the state in 1792 for the creation of Wake County and the capital city of Raleigh.
To arrange a visit to the Joel Lane Museum House, call (919) 833-3431.View Larger Map