HISTORIC OAKWOOD DISTRICT & OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOUR
Just a few blocks northeast of downtown Raleigh the state capital; you will be transported back in time to the late 19th century. Walking along the tree lined streets your personal tour guide will point out houses and events of interest. The Oakwood Historic District area reflects homes built in the Queen Anne style with a touch of the Victorian and of course our southern assent.
By the 1890s, Oakwood had become a fashionable suburb with paved Belgian stone from Wake County granite. Thanks to the hard work of the good folks of the "Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood".
Most of the homes have been lovingly restored to their original state, with steep slate roofs and a rich palette of paint colors. See the home in Oakwood where Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall filmed a Hollywood movie (Peck's last movie). Learn the stories of days past of a merchant class neighborhood and its residents.
The crown jewel of the area is the Oakwood Cemetery first deeded in 1869 and now includes 102 acres. Today its winding paved roads present a tranquil picture fitting of the final resting place for many of North Carolina's finest citizens.
The natural topography, the oaks, the meandering stream and numerous types of monuments are all elements which make this a must see stop while in Raleigh. With 28,000 grave sites each with its own story, your guide will present a sampling of these stories.
Meet at NW corner of Burke square near historic marker for mansion. Corner of E. Lane & n. Blount streets.
The Historic Oakwood & Oakwood Cemetery tour has a minimum of 8 guests and a maximum of 15 guests. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
This is a walking tour comprising approximately 2 miles over 90 minutes. Contact us at (919) 371.2653 or email email@example.com
Historic Oakwood District (meet at Governor Mansion) (View)
200 North Blount Street (near historic marker)
Raleigh, NC 27601
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|