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Annual North Hills …

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The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Islanders at …
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Raleigh, N.C., History

Founded as N.C.'s state capital in 1792, Raleigh reaps many rewards for history lovers. Visit the State Capitol building to learn about secret rooms, ghost stories and the principles upon which the State of N.C. was founded... while viewing George Washington in a Roman toga!

Historic Oakwood is a Victorian-style neighborhood and features an old graveyard full of once-prominent Raleigh area figures. Among several historic homes to tour is the North Carolina Executive Mansion, which was constructed entirely of materials from our state.

If you really want to taste the history of the area, stop in a local tavern and try the Cherry Bounce, an alcoholic beverage that played a key role in determining where the state’s capital would be relocated.

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Borden Building

  • 820 Clay St.
    Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.4363

Capital Area Preservation

  • 1111 Haynes St.
    Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.833.6404

City Cemetery

  • 500 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.831.6548

City Market

  • 215 Wolf St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 984.232.8661

City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)

  • 220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.2220

Garner Veterans Memorial

  • 921 Buffaloe Rd.
    Lake Benson Park
    Garner, NC 27529
  • Area: Garner

Haywood Hall House and Gardens

  • 211 New Bern Pl.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.832.8357

Heck-Andrews House

  • 309 N. Blount St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Historic Boylan Heights

  • Downtown Raleigh
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Historic Oak View County Park

  • 4028 Carya Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.250.1013

 

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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