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Historic Oakwood

Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 733 3456
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Ranked #17 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912.
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Oakwood is a beautiful old neighborhood with lots of well-kept historic homes. What surprised us was just how "un-urban" the area felt. You're right outside of the city center, but the neighborhood feels like the suburbs. The architecture in the neighborhood runs from Victorian all the way to early 20th century Arts and Crafts.

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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Was expecting so much more based on these reviews. The historic homes really aren't in this area - more by the capitol.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

New and old. The houses are beautiful and neighborhood is charming. A great way to see it is on the Segway tour so that they can explain the history of some of the homes. It's also nice just to drive through it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Triangle Glides, Segway tour company in downtown Raleigh, offers a wonderful tour of this beautiful and historic final resting place of many local figures and Confederate Soldiers. The graves from the Battle of Gettysburg give pause, as do the many outstanding sculptures and monuments.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Incredible old neighborhood with varied houses from late 1700's to 1930's. 2013 tour included this fabulously decorated and restored mansion that was worth the whole trip. Highly recommend doing the Christmas house tour if you love looking at period houses fully restored and in restoration mode. Lots of great ideas as well.

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Raleigh,NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like to visit old homes and farms, this is a good place to visit. I went during a reenactment of Civil War infantry. Ted re enactors were very good and the explanations of tactics was presented so everyone could understand.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can learn a lot about life in Raleigh 100 years ago by strolling the lovely tree lined streets of Oakwood. There are over 400 homes in a 10 block area just behind the Executive Mansion. A walking tour brochure is available which describes the homes and their original owners. A neighborhood sandwich shop, Side Street Cafe, is a good... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Old neighborhood that has many creative, artistic people living there that have done a great job in refurbishing fine, old houses and made them look really good. A Raleigh jewell.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of my friends lived here years ago and did housing rehabilitation. You can see the results from their work and many others. Famous cemetery; former site of the Henry Clay Oak, about 3 1/2 feet in diameter on an ordinary street *(taken down in 1980s? due to decay. Historic marker, still there, says Clay reportedly decided about running for... More

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BARRIE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've visited Raleigh many times, as I have friends in the area, and I always enjoy having a stroll around Oakwood in any season. Especially interesting if you like architecture, history, or both. Take a camera! It is walkable for practically anyone.

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