Explore Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour

  • Dates: 5/28/2022
  • Venue: Dorothea Dix Park
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Times: 1-3pm
  • Admission: Free


This free 2-hour, 3.5 mile walking tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix; the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the next steps the City is taking to plan the future of the park.


Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Port-a-johns are available throughout the park at the Oak Room, Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor restroom facilities are located in the Chapel. There are water fountain and water bottle refilling stations located in the Chapel and throughout the park. Please bring a filled water bottle with you.