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Historic Oakwood Holiday Tour of Homes

One of my favorite activities in December! Tour 12 homes decorated for the holidays. Its a walking... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
lynn r
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice bike tour through the area

Lived in Raleigh many years and only toward end did I actually tour the place on a Segwey... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
John P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912.
Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Followed the guide book we grabbed at the hotel and was disappointed. The one open property had parking set aside but it was obvious that the people working in the area had taken all the spots.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

One of my favorite activities in December! Tour 12 homes decorated for the holidays. Its a walking tour and people are welcoming and full of historical information about the homes and area!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lynn r
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Lived in Raleigh many years and only toward end did I actually tour the place on a Segwey. Wonderful history.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank John P
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a great neighborhood just to walk around and see the architecture from the late 1800s / early 1900s. Many of the houses have been beautifully restored and are part of the annual Candlelight tour in December. A couple of small cafes that are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank sjmarsnc
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed wandering this historic neighborhood. The Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood has published a wonderful walking tour guide that directs you along the streets of this beautiful area. I highly recommend that you pick one up at the visitor center near...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Visiting my brother, this was our attraction of choice that day in Raleigh. Both of us walking around in our big hats against the hot sun, Mordecai House, the breastworks remnant from the Civil War picture attd (1100-1148 Wake Forest Rd), and the Confederate Cemetery.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Historic Oakwood is an amazing view into Raleigh's past. From the beautiful cemetery to the stately homes, it is easy to walk, take pictures, and enjoy the neighborhood.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

There are some very cute houses in the neighborhood. That is about it. I am a prolific picture taker but have none from Oakwood because nothing seemed worth taking a picture of. We couldn’t go in anywhere either, and porches all start to look the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank sweetcarolina0811
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh is a historic neighborhood that is worthy of visiting. It makes a nice walk and although very close to downtown and the busyness there, it is a very quiet and quaint neighborhood. Most of the houses are well kept and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lots of old houses, but not much else. Some of the streets are quite narrow. Cool old cemetery nearby.

Date of experience: April 2018
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April 21, 2018|
Response from igolfCA | Reviewed this property |
We picked up a brochure at the Visitor Center and did the tour by ourselves. There was no guide. It doesn't matter how many people you have since you are doing it by yourselves. You can do it any time you want.
April 27, 2017|
Response from coinsbytom | Reviewed this property |
My wife is a photographer. So I ask you, why would you want to buy pictures when you can take your own. By taking your own pictures, you can control the content, staging, lighting, special effects, etc. I would recommend... More