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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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Lovely area!!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2016
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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SLC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Qi H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Faustina B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you are a history buff, this neighborhood is worthwhile. Also interesting to see how people have restored some of the homes.

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Thank Lee F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I live in a neighborhood that borders Historical Oakwood and it's one of my favorite places to walk in Raleigh. Granted, it's small. Sadly many of the homes were razed during urban renewal in the 70's, but if it's a lovely day and you feel like taking an hour stroll someplace charming - it's perfect. First, go online and determine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Take an hour or so and tour this neighborhood. Beautiful examples of houses from the 1880s through 1910s. A great way to work off a lunch. And you can pick up a brochure at the Museum of History that describes the houses and gives a brief history of the original owners.

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