If you’ve got a passion for the past and would love learning more about Raleigh’s history, then the Raleigh Heritage Trail was designed for you.  This self-guided trail of 10 historically significant locations is meant to promote understanding of Raleigh’s past.

Before you begin your journey, make sure to print out the Raleigh Heritage Trail Passport and take it with you. Get a stamp on each location and you’ll get a special prize through March 2011!

You’ll start out at the African-American Cultural Complex, where you’ll learn about the contributions African-Americans have made towards developing North Carolina.  Then, venture through the gardens and home of politically and historically rich Haywood Hall, and explore the beauty of the Historic Oak View and Historic Yates Mill County Parks.

Next, wander over to the Joel Lane Museum House and the Mordecai Historic Park, followed by the obviously historic North Carolina State Capitol.  Turn into a bookworm at the Olivia Raney History Library and the Richard B. Harrison Library, between which you’ll visit the Raleigh City Museum for an interesting look into the history of North Carolina’s capital.

This exciting trail is sure to leave your head spinning with fun facts and interesting history, so download your heritage trail passport today and see where it takes you!