For anyone who loves architecture, history, or pretty walks in general, this is a must-do. The street(s) contain a wonderful collection of historic homes that range in all kinds of colours, styles, and sizes. The fact that the homes are located in such a beautiful area as well, streets lined with cracked old pavement and towering moss laden trees, gives... 更多
Because one of our party was unable to walk much, we just did a driving tour. We didn't find where we could get a tour guide (available at a Visitor Center, and Museum, primarily for walking tour, but could be used for driving tour as well) until we were leaving, but even without a guide, it was worth an hour... 更多
We could not say which we enjoyed more -- the homes and their history and character -- or the historic and lovely Oakwood cemetery. Highly recommended for a Sunday or other-day drive in old Raleigh
A friend has a house in the Oakwood District, and I have to say, its an adorable neighborhood for the most part. Its not on league with Savannah or other places with great architecture, but the houses are in large part pretty well maintained and in keeping with the style. A few are obvious "newly minted Victorians" where the house... 更多
To really get the best of this area you should find out about the history and take a tour for sure vs. walk around (which is fine) but a tour for history and architecture buffs is good. It's not Savannah but it's pretty cool!
My husband surprised me with a late night carriage ride around the Historic Oakwood. I learned so much about our State's capital and took in the beautiful historic homes as we toured Oakwood. I would love to do this tour again and again.
Having looked in advance where to travel while in Raleigh, we headed to this area first thing with traveling friends. Worth several afternoons so you can discover the hidden treasures and neighborhood restaurants, like SIDE STREET.
We did the Historic Oakwood Candlelight tour during Christmas two years in a row. If you like checking out some old homes built in nineteenth century, you'll like this.