Tobacco Road Tours is offering free walking tours in Raleigh and Durham every weekend, through mid-November. These tours are 90 minutes long. Registration is required.
Although they are free, tips are accepted and appreciated.
They also offer reasonably priced ghost tours. Scroll down to see the information on all the tours.
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 Raleigh tours are on Saturdays at 10 a.m., through November 14th, 2020. The tour meets at the Sir Walter statue at the Convention Center, Cabarrus and Salisbury Streets.
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 Durham tours are on Sundays at 10 a.m. through November 15th, 2020. Meet at Major the Bull statue, next to 21C Museum Hotel.
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.
- How did the Dukes come to dominate the World with tobacco products?
- Where is Black Wall Street?
- Where did the largest troop surrender of the Civil War take place?
- Why do pitchers (Baseball) warm up in a bullpen?
Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour is a 1.5-mile walking tour designed for people age 8 and older.
Uncover North Carolina’s ghostly and paranormal past – a history riddled with tales of century-old spirits and folklore passed down over generations. Do you believe in ghosts and creatures of the night? Whether your answer is yes or no, almost everyone enjoys a ghost story or an inexplicable tale of the unusual.
On this 1½ hour family-friendly walking tour, you will see the site of the Capitol phantoms, hear stories of the peg-legged ghost, sneak a peak of the Yarborough House ghosts, visit the Raleigh City Cemetery and end the tour at Moore Square, one of Raleigh’s two remaining green spaces/parks established in 1792.
This walking tour is great for families looking to experience the spookier side of downtown Raleigh!
Please note gratuity is not included in the ticket price. While not mandatory, our guides appreciate gratuities or tips where earned. Meeting Location Fayetteville Street, Downtown (Raleigh, NC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
The tours take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays (through November 8th, 2020) at 7 p.m. The cost is $18.13 for adults (15 and over) and $13 for kids age 8-14.
Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
The Durham Dark and Mysterious Ghost Walk is a family friendly 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and kids 8 and older.
Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk Uncover North Carolina’s ghostly and paranormal past – a history riddled with spooky tales of century-old spirits and folklore passed down over generations. Do you believe in ghosts and creature of the night? Whether your answer is yes or no, almost everyone enjoys a ghost story or an inexplicable tale of the unusual.
On this 1.5 hour family-friendly walking tour you will see the site of the Bull Durham Tobacco (Blackwell Building) & its ghosts, hear the sad, sinister story at the Kress Building, learn the unearthly Devil’s Teacher tale, listen to the haunting Hotel Malbourne phantom, hear the love vexxed story that took place at the Snow Building and end the tour experiencing the Liggett Myers Factory ghost story!
This walking tour is great for families (children 8 – 14 years old) looking to experience the spookier, ghostly side of downtown Durham! Please note gratuity is not included in the ticket price. While not mandatory, our guides appreciate gratuities or tips where earned. Meeting Location American Tobacco Campus (Durham, NC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
The tour takes place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $17 for adults (15 and older) and $13 for kids 8 to 14.
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Upcoming Free Walking Tours in the TriangleCheck out a big list of free walking tours in the Triangle. Or look at a list of a few of them here:
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021