Weymouth Center

555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC. 910-692-6261. 1920s Georgian mansion located on 24 acres with extensive gardens, arts and humanities activities. This former home of author James Boyd is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also home... more details

West Point on the Eno City Park

5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC. Features a reconstructed 1778 working gristmill, McCown-Magnum House built in the 1880s, Hugh Mangrum Museum of Photography, re-creation of a 19th-century blacksmith shop, hiking trails and amphitheater. Site of Festival... more details

Rowan Museum Inc

202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC. 704-633-5946. This 1854 courthouse, which survived Stoneman’s raid, is one of the finest examples of pre-Civil War architecture in the state. Home of the Rowan Museum, reflecting artifacts and displays on the life and... more details

North Carolina Pottery Center

233 East Ave., Seagrove, NC. 336-873-8430. Exhibits and activities bring to life the history and heritage of North Carolina pottery. The center provides information and displays to assist visiting over 90 potters in the Seagrove area and hundreds of potters... more details

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC. 919-733-7450, 877-462-8724. The Southeast’s largest nagtural history museum offers four floors of exhibits, live animals, a store and Arco Cafe. Highlights include the world’s only Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the first dinosaur discovered with a... more details

North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC. 919-839-6262. Houses the finest collection of Old Master paintings in the Southeast and offers educational programs, performances and films. Includes gift store and cafe. Free.... more details

North Carolina Museum of History

5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC. 919-715-0200. Explore compelling exhibits that capture the spirit of North Carolina and its people. Long-term exhibits highlight the state’s Civil War days, healing systems and the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Special programs include... more details

North Carolina Central University Art Museum

1801 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC. 919-560-6211. Collections include paintings, sculptures, prints, African art and artifacts. The museum has temporary exhibitions of African-American art from national, regional and local artists, and also exhibits works from local public school students. Free.... more details