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Historic Oakwood

Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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Needs revitalization

This historic area is not well-kept, for the most part, and is in need of sprucing up. A real... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
travelnuts6
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United States
A Must for Victorian Lovers

If you love Victorian houses, this is a great neighborhood for a stroll. Every year, they also... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
John K
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This historic area is not well-kept, for the most part, and is in need of sprucing up. A real disappointment/

2  Thank travelnuts6
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

If you love Victorian houses, this is a great neighborhood for a stroll. Every year, they also have a Christmas season Historic Oakwood house candle light tour where several homes in the neighborhood open their doors to show off their decorated Victorian interior splendor. This...More

1  Thank John K
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you want to know the history of Raleigh and historical Oakwood, then you need to visit this area. A nice way to spend a Saturday.

1  Thank coinsbytom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

For anyone who loves architecture, history, or pretty walks in general, this is a must-do. The street(s) contain a wonderful collection of historic homes that range in all kinds of colours, styles, and sizes. The fact that the homes are located in such a beautiful...More

3  Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Because one of our party was unable to walk much, we just did a driving tour. We didn't find where we could get a tour guide (available at a Visitor Center, and Museum, primarily for walking tour, but could be used for driving tour as...More

3  Thank John M
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I wish I could afford to live in this area. The houses are all so beautiful and well-maintained. I'll drive through on my way to work just to see the lovely abodes. You can pick up a Historic Walking Tour map & guide at some...More

1  Thank Kessaaaaa
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We could not say which we enjoyed more -- the homes and their history and character -- or the historic and lovely Oakwood cemetery. Highly recommended for a Sunday or other-day drive in old Raleigh

3  Thank Lynda W
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

A friend has a house in the Oakwood District, and I have to say, its an adorable neighborhood for the most part. Its not on league with Savannah or other places with great architecture, but the houses are in large part pretty well maintained and...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

While you can drive, walk or bike through this neighborhood by yourself, it's best to have a tour guide to point out a lot of the architectural features, which old Raleigh families lived here and the general history of this unique neighborhood. Oakwood is "pretty"...More

4  Thank qwerty103
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

To really get the best of this area you should find out about the history and take a tour for sure vs. walk around (which is fine) but a tour for history and architecture buffs is good. It's not Savannah but it's pretty cool!

2  Thank jcrboc
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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.
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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
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