Historic Raleigh Tour **Monday - Wednesday - Friday**
Join us every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Historic Raleigh tour. Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Raleigh's roots began & where the City has evolved today.
North Carolina's "Triangle", with some of the United States best historical markers, culture, architecture, food and stories await you as we travel the "City of Oaks" on TRT's Historic Raleigh tour.
Created as one Americas earliest planned cities, Raleigh, was established in 1792 as the permanent seat of government for the state of North Carolina.
Carved out of an oak forest on a 1,000 acres of land purchased from Wake County plantation owner Joel Lane. The new town struggled in its early years, hampered by poor transportation modes, a lack of economic enterprises beyond state government in 1831 the loss of the original state house in a disastrous fire. Following the civil war, the city slowly recovered economically, as its main retail venue Fayetteville Street became the commercial capitol in eastern North Carolina. The advent of the street car system in the 1880ÂÂs and the establishment of no fewer than 6 institution of higher learning by 1899 made possible a comfortably middle class population in the absence of heavy industry and home grown industry magnets.
Brigg Hardware Building (View)
220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|