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Historic Oakwood

Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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Nice strolling neighborhood

Toured this area on foot on a nice fall afternoon. Lots of older well preserved homes around the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Dennis B
Swansboro, North Carolina
Nice, Revitalized Area

Being originally from Raleigh we toured this area on the Raleigh Trolley Tour. The area has been... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Glenn M
McDonough, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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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.

Thank Dennis B
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.

Thank Glenn M
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

1  Thank RaleighMama
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
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
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
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

Thank John K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you want to know the history of Raleigh and historical Oakwood, then you need to visit this area. A nice way to spend a Saturday.

Thank coinsbytom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

For anyone who loves architecture, history, or pretty walks in general, this is a must-do. The street(s) contain a wonderful collection of historic homes that range in all kinds of colours, styles, and sizes. The fact that the homes are located in such a beautiful...More

2  Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Because one of our party was unable to walk much, we just did a driving tour. We didn't find where we could get a tour guide (available at a Visitor Center, and Museum, primarily for walking tour, but could be used for driving tour as...More

2  Thank John M
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Response from coinsbytom | Reviewed this property |
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