The Pope House Museum is open for tours!
Tours are available every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are by appointment only, must be scheduled at least 30 minutes prior to the tour, and will be limited to a family group or 5 people. Please call the City of Raleigh Museum to reserve your tour at 919-996-2220.
Visitors must submit to a wellness check and wear either a mask or a face shield to enter. Between each tour, the museum will be cleaned in preparation for the next group.
The Pope House Museum is a historical landmark, which serves as the only African American house museum in the state of North Carolina. This house once belonged to Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, during the midst of the Jim Crow Era. Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope is known as the only African American man to run for Mayor of a Southern Capital. The house features original furnishings from the early 1900s. From his father’s freedman papers to his voter registration card, the collection itself boasts of over 4,000 artifacts, which provide some insight into Raleigh’s most intriguing and leading African American families in Raleigh.