Dorothea Dix Asylum: Dark History Tour

  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Presenting Organization: Triangle Walking Tours
  • Venue: Greg Poole All-Faiths Chapel
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 1030 Richardson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, Durham, NC 27703
  • Phone: 206.914.9492
  • Times: 6:30-7:45pm
  • Admission: $14


Dix Hill Asylum was the first and largest "lunatic asylum" in North Carolina history. What started as the dream of Dorothea Dix, a safe refuge for the widely abused mentally ill population of North Carolina, quickly developed into one of the most notorious asylums in American history. Join us on this historian-guided tour of the grounds of Dix Hill asylum, dive into the most disturbing stories from the asylum, and learn about the early history and evolution of mental health treatment in America.