View of cemetery with Raleigh skyline in the background.

New Museum Exhibit Explores Mt. Hope Cemetery

The City of Raleigh Museum announces the opening of its newest exhibit on Raleigh's first African American burial ground, Mt. Hope Cemetery. Sacred Spaces, Sacred Stories presents the history of one of North Carolina's earliest municipal cemeteries for African Americans, established in 1872. Through the display, visitors will learn about the cemetery's creation, evolution, and the stories of the notable people buried there who shaped Raleigh's growth and shaped its communities.

Date: Tue. - Sat.

Time: 9am - 4 pm; Sun. 1pm - 4pm

Ages: 8-90

Cost: Free




City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601