Joel Lane Museum House Gardens

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Joel Lane Museum House Gardens

Beautiful Neo-Colonial garden featuring espaliered fruit trees, pomegranate trees, a grape arbor and brick walkways. Herb garden features medicinal and culinary herbs. Free admission to garden only. Garden Hours: Daily, sunrise -sunset. Docent guided tours, which include the historic home, discuss colonial uses of herbs and some modern day applications. Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students, free for children under six.


Museum Hours:
Tours led by Costumed Guides

Wednesday - Friday:
Tours begin at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 1:00

Tours begin at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00

Afternoon tours available for groups by appointment

The Joel Lane Museum House is closed from mid-December to March 1st except on Saturdays. The site is open for special events during this time and is open for group tours by appointment. The office and gift shop are often open even if the Museum is closed. Please call 919-833-3431.

Admission Information:

  • Admission fees are:
  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors (65 and over): $4.00
  • Students (kindergarden through college, with id): $3.00
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Tours appropriate for ages 4 and up
  • Allow about 45 minutes for a complete site visit

Parking and Directions:

Parking is free. On-street parking is available on Hargett Street in front of the Museum House and on Saint Mary’s Street in front of the Visitors Center. Visit our contact page for directions.


The Visitors Center is accessible by a ramp. The Museum House and the “Kitchen” building can only be entered by climbing several steps. A guided virtual tour is available for those who cannot enter the inaccessible buildings with advanced reservations. Strollers are prohibited in the museum buildings.

728 W. Hargett St.
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