A close up exterior shot of the front door at the Pope House

Pope House Museum Education Programs

Educational opportunities at the Pope House Museum are offered as part of the City of Raleigh Museum Education Programs. Our goal is to provide a variety of hands-on programs that will engage students and get them excited about their local history.

Our programs use local historic sites, artifacts, and photographs. Many of our programs correspond to exhibits currently on display at the museum. Some programs will have recommended grade levels, and some can be adapted to multiple grade levels. These programs can be a fun and unique way to meet NC Standard Course of Study goals in Social Studies, English, African-American Studies, and Art.

If you are interested in registering your class for a program, follow these steps:

   1.) Take a look at our program offerings and their corresponding essential standard.
   2.) Fill out all necessary information on the contact form, and make sure it is correct.
   3.) Choose 3 education programs to fill out your day. Programs are offered Tuesday- Friday.
   4.) Have a few dates in mind, as your initial date may be taken.
   5.) Wait for us to confirm your trip and details.

Program Name and Description

Recommended Grade Level

NC Essential Standards

Artifact Handling: Dr. Pope’s Medicine Bag – A hands-on experience, learn about some of the equipment that Dr. Pope and other doctors of his time would have use. Learn what the equipment was used for and what it might have influenced today

K-2 3-5

K.H.1.1; 1.E.1.1; 2.H.1.2; 3.E.2.2; 4.G.1.4;  

Pope House Tour – Take a tour of one of the most prominent African-Americans in downtown Raleigh’s history – Dr. Pope. Learn about his life; his medical practice; his family; his contributions to the African-American community in downtown Raleigh; and explore one of the oldest standing houses on Wilmington Street.


3.C.1; 4.C.1; AAS.H.1; AAS.H.2; AAS.E.1; AAS.C&G.1; AAS.C.1;

African-American Walking Tour – Learn about the African-American influence in downtown Raleigh in a tour that includes the Pope House, Stronachs Alley, Wilmington St., and Shaw University.


3.C.1; 4.H.2; 4.G.1; 4.C.1; 5.C.1; AAS.H.1; AAS.H.2; AAS.E.1; AAS.C&G.1; AAS.C.1;

Stronachs Alley: Then, Now, and Next – Learn the history of Stronachs Alley. See what once stood in Stronachs Alley, compared to today. Picture what it might look like in the future, and express those ideas through drawing!


3.V.2; 3.V.3; 4.G.1; 4.V.2; 4.V.3; 5.C.1; 5.V.3;

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