Historic Raleigh Tour

Historic Raleigh Driving Tour
Tobacco Road Tours

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force!

Join us every Monday for TRT’s Historic Raleigh tour. Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Raleigh’s roots began & where the City has evolved today.NC Capitol Building Ghost Stories

North Carolina’s “Triangle”, with some of the United States best historical markers, culture, architecture, food and stories await you as we travel the “City of Oaks” on TRT’s Historic Raleigh tour.

Created as one Americas earliest planned cities, Raleigh, was established in 1792 as the permanent seat of government for the state of North Carolina.

slide 5Carved out of an oak forest on a 1,000 acres of land purchased from Wake County plantation owner Joel Lane. The new town struggled in its early years, hampered by poor transportation modes, a lack of economic enterprises beyond state government in 1831 the loss of the original state house in a disastrous fire. Following the civil war, the city slowly recovered economically, as its main retail venue Fayetteville Street became the commercial capitol in eastern North Carolina. The advent of the street car system in the 1880’s and the establishment of no fewer than 6 institution of higher learning by 1899 made possible a comfortably middle class population in the absence of heavy industry and home grown industry magnets.

Historic Raleigh Tour:

  • The State Capitol, Fayetteville Street, Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center).
  • Shaw University, Peace College, St. Augustine’s College, Meredith College, St. Mary’s School, North Carolina State University
  • Historic Districts of Oakwood, Hayes – Barton, Five Points, Mordecai and Boylan Heights including Moore Square.
  • The Entertainment Districts, Glenwood South, City Market and Warehouse Districts & Five Points.
  • The North End; Capitol Park, Village at Pilots Mill, Seaboard Warehouses
  • The Central Business District (CBD), NC State Arboretum and Pullen Park.

Tour is a comprehensive 2.5 hour in length with two stop & go opportunities (walk, restroom, etc.) Chilled bottled water included in guest fee.

Note: Tour runs rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes; there are 2 to 3 stops along the tour for attractions, photo opportunities, and bathroom break. Tour runs 2.5 hours. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time. Please provide your mobile phone number for communications purposes.

Register in advance. If you are trying to register for a tour the morning of, please call (919) 371-2653 to check availability. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. If we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will refund your money.

Please note gratuity is not included in the ticket price. Our guides appreciate gratuities or TIPS where earned.

Please contact us for private VIP, group rates or corporate services.

Tour Info: Historic Raleigh Tour (Monday)
Time: 1PM to 3:30PM
Length: 2.5 hours
Adults: $48
Children: $20 (8 years old to 14 years old please)
Departs From: Historic Briggs
Hardware Building, 220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Parking suggestion: Moore Square Garage (Wilmington Street)

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