Raleigh Historic Tour by Tobacco Road Tours

  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday
  • Presenting Organization: Tobacco Road Tours
  • Venue: Historic Briggs Hardware Building
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 320 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27602-1315
  • Phone: 800-979-3370
  • Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission: Adults: $48; If you are trying to register for a tour the morning of, please call 919 371-2653 to check availability. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds.


Join Tobacco Road Tours every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Historic Raleigh tour. The tour take you to where Raleigh's roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina's "Triangle", with some of the United States best historical markers, culture, architecture, food and stories await you as we travel the "City of Oaks" on TRT's Historic Raleigh tour. Created as one Americas earliest planned cities, Raleigh, was established in 1792 as the permanent seat of government for the state of North Carolina. Carved out of an oak forest on a 1,000 acres of land purchased from Wake County plantation owner Joel Lane. The new town struggled in its early years, hampered by poor transportation modes, a lack of economic enterprises beyond state government in 1831 the loss of the original state house in a disastrous fire. Following the civil war, the city slowly recovered economically, as its main retail venue Fayetteville Street became the commercial capitol in eastern North Carolina. The advent of the street car system in the 1880s and the establishment of no fewer than 6 institution of higher learning by 1899 made possible a comfortably middle class population in the absence of heavy industry and home grown industry magnets. Tour meets & departs from the Raleigh City Museum (Briggs Hardware Building), 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601