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Historic Oakwood

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Address: Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-733-3456

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic...

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912.

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Nice Houses - Take a Tour

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... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank jcrboc
South Jordan
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Fun old historical homes. Interesting to see. Combine with Oakwood Cemetery visit. Loved the charm of these old places.

1 Thank Laura J
Williamston, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband surprised me with a late night carriage ride around the Historic Oakwood. I learned so much about our State's capital and took in the beautiful historic homes as we toured Oakwood. I would love to do this tour again and again.

1 Thank Mindy G
Gastonia, North Carolina
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We chose to do this tour by car. Loved seeing the historic district. Some grand homes!! Governors mansion website confusing and really must call to learn of a visit.

Thank LoriReel
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Having looked in advance where to travel while in Raleigh, we headed to this area first thing with traveling friends. Worth several afternoons so you can discover the hidden treasures and neighborhood restaurants, like SIDE STREET.

Thank divegirl2
Cary, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We did the Historic Oakwood Candlelight tour during Christmas two years in a row. If you like checking out some old homes built in nineteenth century, you'll like this.

Thank Qi H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Went on the candlelight tour that the Oakwood Historic society puts on every year during Christmas. I was able to you 14 homes. It was very interesting. Many of the owners were there and would explain the history of the home and how they renovated their home. I also toured the Governor's Mansion since it is in the neighborhood. Different... More 

Thank Connie B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

When I first moved to Raleigh, I loved traveling through historic Oakwood. The homes are beautiful with the tall windows. The colors of the homes are eye catching. I just love walking or riding through there for the views.

Thank Faustina B
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just walked around on our own. While I am sure if I read up on it before hand it would be even better, just walking around was terrific. Very attractive homes dating up to the early 1900's. Look at the windows from a 30 degree angle and check out all the cool wavy glass. Great quiet... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

It's always nice to see so many Victorian homes in the same place. Most of the homes have been restored and have a myriad of beautiful colors. It's especially nice when it's decorated for Christmas.

Thank John M

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