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Historic Oak View County Park

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Address: 4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610-2913
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+1 919-250-1013
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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Agricultural History on Beautiful Grounds

This little gem of a park located in southeastern Raleigh is a little off the beaten path but worth a couple of hours to explore. The grounds are beautiful with a grove of pecan... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 28, 2016
Apex, North Carolina
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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This little gem of a park located in southeastern Raleigh is a little off the beaten path but worth a couple of hours to explore. The grounds are beautiful with a grove of pecan trees, a pond and historic buildings including the a lovely old farm home. There is an exhibit dedicated to farming in the region, an education center... More 

Thank elandja
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The aspect that I like most about NC is the fun day trips that one can take! My kids loved this park. It was outside, lots of space to run, and a chance to teach them about our nation's great history!

Thank Candi E
Raleigh, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This house and park is a great park showcasing Raleigh's rich agricultural history. Their special events such as their Christmas Open House with horse and carriage rides and hot cider are part of many local families annual Christmas traditions. The park is striving for historical accuracy and offers something new each year. It is awesome to have such a beautiful... More 

1 Thank Dorcas C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank amw4
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank cheryl h
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank CalLuv2TravelGal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank ted3020

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