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50th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

  • Dates: December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: Historic Oakwood
  • Venue: Historic Oakwood Neighborhood
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 418 N. Person St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 1-7pm
  • Admission: $30-35


Get ready to take a walk through history this holiday season as a dozen properties in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood open their doors to visitors during the Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®.

There's a feeling of a small-town community right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. Historic Oakwood is a community of homes, most of which are dated from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. There's a continuing effort to preserve the Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman architectural styles of these homes from a century ago. The immaculate care of the exteriors of the homes is only a prelude to the beauty and attention to detail given to the interiors.

Your opportunity to tour the interior of some of these homes happens each De. during the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®. Homes are staffed with docents to enlighten you on the rich history of each property. Tour the properties at your own pace in any order. View this gallery for a glimpse into past tours, or view pictures on Facebook.