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Historic Oak View County Park

Address: 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone Number: 919-250-1013
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Ranked #32 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and rural heritage...
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Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Durham, North Carolina
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509 reviews 509 reviews
319 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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West Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great place to see what NC farms were like a century ago including an old farmhouse, barn, outdoor kitchen, herb garden, mature pecan trees and a few live animals. Bring a picnic and enjoy.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

It is an antebellum home with a nice surrounding piece of land and amenities. Nice piece of the country in the city. Only thing that takes away from it is being so close to the beltline and you can hear the traffic.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I really like to history of this farm and how it came to be a park and history museum. I also go to as many of the events they hold as I can. Antique auto shows, Jazz fest, story telling, heritage day and my favorite, sleigh rides and cider for the holidays. Clearly a hidden gem just outside the belt... More 

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