Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at State Natural and Cultural Sites

Members of the military will receive discounts at many locations
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Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham will present a Military Timeline program Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, to salute soldiers from all U.S. wars.

Memorial Day weekend is the ideal time for saluting those who have served the country, and a great time to explore North Carolina's rich variety of natural and cultural resources. Explore the great outdoors at a state park; view special exhibits at history, science or art museums; or enjoy the launch of Summerfest, the North Carolina Symphony's outdoor concert series.

Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham will present a Military Timeline program Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, to salute soldiers from all U.S. wars. A traveling exhibit “Profiles of Honor” will be on display.

A comprehensive exhibit on World War I will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh as part of the centennial observance. The North Carolina Museum of History has also announced participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The museum will offer Blue Star promotions and specials, including discounted memberships and a 10percent discount at the Museum Gift Shop for active and retired military personnel. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. As a Blue Star Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History offers a variety of exhibits and events of Military Significance. For a complete list of our Military Appreciation Month offerings, click here.

Here's a roundup of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' attractions in the Triangle (or slightly outside of the area), including operating hours and discount information for Memorial Day weekend:


Several NCDNCR sites have military significance, as North Carolina’s military history predates statehood. State historic sites have served as forts or training facilities from colonial times to the present. Civil War era military sites include Bennett Place, CSS Neuse, Fort Anderson and Fort Fisher. Bentonville Battlefield was the location of North Carolina’s largest Civil War battle, and still serves as a site for study in tactics for Camp Lejeune Marines and Fort Bragg soldiers.

 

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