Fri Dec 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Dec 24, 7:00 PM

Outside the NC Medical Society Building

222 North Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Community: Raleigh


Come see the gorgeous homes in Oakwood and learn about their history, all while enjoying the neigborhood's beautiful holiday decorations! On Dec 24,2021 14:00 Outside the NC Medical Society Building Raleigh

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This tour is not offered on a regular basis, so it will not run again until the spring of 2022!

This is the same tour that is run every year on Mother's Day weekend, so if you have been on the Mother's Day tour, you have already been on this tour. This tour is also the same as the fall historic Oakwood tour that was conducted on Oct. 30th of this year. However, it is NOT the same tour as the 2020 Christmas Oakwood tour!

Governor Cooper has lifted the face mask mandate for outdoor gatherings and events. As a result, I am no longer requiring masks on public tours. Of course, you are always free to wear a mask if you want!

This tour is pay-what-you-want ! If you enjoy the tour, please compensate your guide appropriately! CASH ONLY please! Usually, the guide receives $15 to $20 per adult, but you are free to give more or less than that, depending on how you feel about your tour. As you can imagine, the tour guide has to work hard to earn your appreciation!

Tours have always been pay-what-you-want, but advance registration is now REQUIRED. If you do not sign up through Eventbrite for a spot on the tour, you will not be allowed to participate.

The historic Oakwood neighborhood is the oldest neighborhood in Raleigh at least partially outside of the downtown. On this tour, you will learn how much of the Oakwood neighborhood was almost destroyed in the 1970s.

We will also discuss the main architectural styles in Oakwood and the stories of the people who built these gorgeous historic homes. In addition, you will see Oakwood's "modern house," which created such a stir in the neighborhood in 2013-14 that the story was reported nationwide.

Other interesting stops include Pullentown, a tiny sub-neighborhood within Oakwood, the locally famous Halloween house, and a home where a made-for-TV movie was filmed that starred a very famous classic actor and actress.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, but may be slightly longer depending on the size and speed of the group.

We will start on the sidewalk outside of the North Carolina Medical Society building at the corner of N. Person St. and E. Lane St. The closest mappable address is 222 N. Person St. The tour will end on

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