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Historic Oakwood

Address: Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919 733 3456
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Ranked #29 of 148 things to do in Raleigh
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Grafton, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The historic neighborhood was all decked out for Christmas. It really was lovely. Almost every home was beautifully decorated

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Bethesda, MD
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I truly enjoyed walking around the Oakwood neighborhood. Each house different. Each with a history. You could tell the inhabitants really care about their area. Beautiful examples of so many different architectural designs. It is a photographer's paradise.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I walked from the Joel Lane House to the Mordecai Historic area. On the way I took a detour through Historic Oakwood. I did not visit the cemetery, maybe next time. I really enjoyed walking through this neighborhood. I love old homes. Each one has its own character and charm. I visited in November so the weather was nice and... More 

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East Bay, California
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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You can get a free map of the neighborhood from the State Museum of History. It will give you houses to look for and the style, year, who owned it and what they did for a living. Very interesting to walk through and see all the charming homes and read a bit of history about them. The homes are being... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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496 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There's not much in the way of knowing which homes are really historic (I didn't see any plaques on the homes), and they're sort of scattered about. I like that many of the Victorian homes are painted brightly, though!

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Historic Oakwood is a veritable open-air architectural museum. It was suggested to me by the manager of Pharaoh's @ the Museum as I was dining there. Not knowing what to expect or look for I went and explore. I'm so glad I did. Walking through Historic Oakwood is a literal walk in the past. One minute you’re in downtown Raleigh... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
77 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This neighborhood is an extensive neighborhood of old houses that date from 1820 to the early 1900's. It is on the National Register of Historic Districts. There are well over 100 homes in the neighborhood each with their own name and history. The best way to tour this area is on foot and the best way to do that is... More 

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annapolis
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I saw a lot of promotion for this area. Seems like those who are trying to pump up downtown tourism see this as an "attraction". Not much here.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did spend time driving through the historic area. There are some very interesting homes. Many have been renovated and are just beautiful!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous cottage in an historic neighborhood. Lots of houses to see and near downtown. Perfect for a getaway. Eddie and Kay were gracious hosts

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