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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 #25 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and rural heritage...
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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