Joel Lane Museum House

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The Joel Lane Museum House, located in Raleigh, NC, was the home of Revolutionary War patriot Joel Lane who built his house in 1769. A member of the NC Constitutional Convention, a noted statesman, and a planter, Joel Lane was a significant figure in the history of Raleigh. Joel Lane is most noted for selling 1,000 acres of his land to the state of North Carolina for the purpose of the establishment of a permanent capital.

Largely intact, the house is a jewel of mid-Atlantic Georgian architecture that is open for tours led by costumed docents four days a week.  It is furnished with period furnishings and takes the visitor back to a long-vanished era.  Also on the site is a circa 1790 middle class home, a circa 1840 building that houses the Visitors Center and museum shop, as well as beautiful neo-colonial gardens with examples of fruits and crops when in season that were grown in NC in the 18th century.