Update: These free tours are not available right now.
Tobacco Road Tours is offering free walking tours in Raleigh and Durham every weekend. These tours are 90 minutes long. Registration is required.
Although they are free, tips are accepted.
If you have questions about anything, including the tour’s safety measures during this time, please email TRTservice@tobaccoroadtours.com or call 919-371-2653.
Raleigh City of Oaks Walking Tour
The tours are on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m., through July 5th, 2020. After you register you’ll receive information about the meeting location.
The city’s founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks” due to mostly hardwood (Oak & Hickory) trees that were present in Colonial times.
On the itinerary are:
- The State Capital & grounds
- NC Museum of History
- NC Museum of Natural Science
- NC Nature Research Center
- NC Legislature Building
- Raleigh’s Four Ecclesiastical Anchor Churches
- Governor’s Mansion
- Fayetteville Street
- Briggs Building
- Festival Plaza
- Duke Energy Performing Arts Center
Durham City of Medicine Walking Tour
The tours are on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., from May 16th through June 28th, 2020. After you register you’ll receive information about the meeting location.
Founded by fortune, ruled by the Duke Family & a few others, scented by tobacco in a bygone era. Today, Durham is an urban playground of diversity, smart people and authenticity. Filled with research scientists, tech whiz kids, cool jazz, natural blues, aspiring athletes, fiery activists and ONE of the coolest scenes in the South.
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