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Historic Oak View County Park

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Address: 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone Number: 919-250-1013
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and...

Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and rural heritage, featuring a 19th-century farmhouse, history interpretive center, Cotton Museum and a 170-acre pecan grove.

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Lots to learn about and explore

Spent a nice afternoon exploring the house, buildings, trails and visitor's center, learning about life on the farm in Wake County during the 1900s. I would like to come back in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent a nice afternoon exploring the house, buildings, trails and visitor's center, learning about life on the farm in Wake County during the 1900s. I would like to come back in warmer weather, as there were places to picnic and see more of the place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We took our 3 children, ages 10, 8, 5, along with our dog to this fabulous park on a beautiful February Saturday. We practically had the park to ourselves, definitely wasn't their busy season! All three of our kids loved the history and the goats were a huge hit! The walking trail was fun and there was a nice picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Favorite place to go with my grandson. He loves the tractors ands the goats. Use to love the teas in the spring with the 4H fashion show. Brings back a few memories of life in the rural south.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 735 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We've tried to find this place several times and never could. They really need a better sign on the busy street instead of one that just says "historic site" in front of what looks like some type of industrial park. It's a nice historic 19th century farm. It was originally bought in 1829 for $135 and the white farmhouse was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a lovely place and what wonderful things to see. It's nice to see what a working farm was like so long ago and learn about their processes.

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was in Raleigh visiting my son and had a day to do some sightseeing while he was working. I decided to walk through this historic park. It features a Cotton Gin House, a Plank Kitchen, Water Tower, Main Farmhouse and other smaller outbuildings. I enjoyed reading about this working farm and the owners and tenants who occupied this now... More 

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Raleigh,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The park is very beautiful. The old home gives everyone the idea of what it was like years ago. The presentation of the cotton growing and processing gives people the idea of how difficult people had it before automation. Try to attend when there is a group giving a demonstration.

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Follansbee, West Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went in August. Although it was interesting, and the staff was very helpful; only a few of the buildings were open, and others were under renovation. I'm sure it would have been better in the fall.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I went here with my daughter and her 1st grade class. It was very interesting and very educational. I had a wonderful time and so glad I witnessed my daughter learning such history.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Historic Oakview is a really cool collection of origional buildings nestled in the middle of an industrial park. You can go inside almost all the buildings and even pet Goats. Be sure to check out the visitors center as well.

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