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Historic Oakwood

Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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Cool Houses

Lots of old houses, but not much else. Some of the streets are quite narrow. Cool old cemetery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim T
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austin, tx
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Historic area with lovely homes

Before you start your tour, you can pick up a walking tour brochure at the Visitor Center or even... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
igolfCA
,
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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"candlelight tour"
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"quiet neighborhood"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of old houses, but not much else. Some of the streets are quite narrow. Cool old cemetery nearby.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Before you start your tour, you can pick up a walking tour brochure at the Visitor Center or even download it online. The entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you like history, you will enjoy walking the area. Dozens of...More

1  Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very nice historic homes, but the people there are so terribly pretentious and ridiculously snobby for the most part. Get over yourselves already.. lol

1  Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Toured this area on foot on a nice fall afternoon. Lots of older well preserved homes around the Governors mansion. Toured the cemetery as well. Neat historical sites located within. Definitely worth a look.

1  Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Being originally from Raleigh we toured this area on the Raleigh Trolley Tour. The area has been restored as an Historic area and the houses have been preserved and painted to reflect how they would have been when built.

1  Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Oakwood is my FAVE district in Raleigh. It is like stepping back in time, you can almost see ladies in their long dresses, and gentlemen in their top hats. Christmas time offers lovely candlelight tours, and beautiful christmas light viewing. I live downtown and it...More

2  Thank RaleighMama
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

It is a walk through neighborhood with a mixed bag of historic houses. Some are really fine and dandy and in very good restored conditions. Some are flea bags waiting to be restored or demolished. The Governor's mansion is quite interesting. Not sure whether allowed...More

2  Thank ZenHealer7
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The annual celebration of the arts in Historic Oakwood is organized by a group of women artists/artisans, intellectuals and philanthropists with an intense dedication to art, the community, and chosen charitable endeavors. It is one of my best events of the year, and attended by...More

1  Thank Donata G
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This historic area is not well-kept, for the most part, and is in need of sprucing up. A real disappointment/

2  Thank travelnuts6
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you love Victorian houses, this is a great neighborhood for a stroll. Every year, they also have a Christmas season Historic Oakwood house candle light tour where several homes in the neighborhood open their doors to show off their decorated Victorian interior splendor. This...More

1  Thank John K
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apelle3457
21 April 2018|
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Response from igolfCA | Reviewed this property |
We picked up a brochure at the Visitor Center and did the tour by ourselves. There was no guide. It doesn't matter how many people you have since you are doing it by yourselves. You can do it any time you want.
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My wife is a photographer. So I ask you, why would you want to buy pictures when you can take your own. By taking your own pictures, you can control the content, staging, lighting, special effects, etc. I would recommend... More
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