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Historic Oakwood

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Address: Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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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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Loved it and the staff are FANTASTIC!!!

LOVE the history of this cemetery and the significance of some of the tombstones that the staff, who has Friday flashlight night on the first Friday of the month, told us. Also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2015
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

The neighborhood is just O.K. Cute houses on small lots. The cemetery is very interesting with some amazing monuments. If you have the time, it is worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

LOVE the history of this cemetery and the significance of some of the tombstones that the staff, who has Friday flashlight night on the first Friday of the month, told us. Also the Confederate part of the cemetery, Elizabeth Edwards grave with the magnificent sculpture and SO MUCH MORE!!! Gorgeous place , friendly staff. And free!!!

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1 Thank jdjwiskx
Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The historic neighborhood was all decked out for Christmas. It really was lovely. Almost every home was beautifully decorated

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3 Thank EFHOWE
Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

I truly enjoyed walking around the Oakwood neighborhood. Each house different. Each with a history. You could tell the inhabitants really care about their area. Beautiful examples of so many different architectural designs. It is a photographer's paradise.

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

I walked from the Joel Lane House to the Mordecai Historic area. On the way I took a detour through Historic Oakwood. I did not visit the cemetery, maybe next time. I really enjoyed walking through this neighborhood. I love old homes. Each one has its own character and charm. I visited in November so the weather was nice and... More 

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East Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

You can get a free map of the neighborhood from the State Museum of History. It will give you houses to look for and the style, year, who owned it and what they did for a living. Very interesting to walk through and see all the charming homes and read a bit of history about them. The homes are being... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

There's not much in the way of knowing which homes are really historic (I didn't see any plaques on the homes), and they're sort of scattered about. I like that many of the Victorian homes are painted brightly, though!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

Historic Oakwood is a veritable open-air architectural museum. It was suggested to me by the manager of Pharaoh's @ the Museum as I was dining there. Not knowing what to expect or look for I went and explore. I'm so glad I did. Walking through Historic Oakwood is a literal walk in the past. One minute you’re in downtown Raleigh... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This neighborhood is an extensive neighborhood of old houses that date from 1820 to the early 1900's. It is on the National Register of Historic Districts. There are well over 100 homes in the neighborhood each with their own name and history. The best way to tour this area is on foot and the best way to do that is... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I saw a lot of promotion for this area. Seems like those who are trying to pump up downtown tourism see this as an "attraction". Not much here.

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