Raleigh 101 - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

50388


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I can adapt the tour to suit elementary age children, but 2 hours might be a little long for them to stay focussed.

Friendly: No.
Raleigh's sidewalks are handicapped accessible, so walking tours would be wheel-chair friendly.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

An introduction to North Carolina's state capital


Located in the center of North Carolina, Raleigh has served as a government center for over 220 years. Its capitol building is a National Historic Landmark and the churches surrounding it provide a rich history of its earliest years. Besides being a city of government, Raleigh is a college town, a thriving arts and cultural destination, and a city of parks & recreation. Raleigh 101 covers a 6 block walking tour that will introduce you to the city's oldest historic sites and homes, as well as helping you to understand why Raleigh is consistently described as one of the "Best Places to Live" in the USA.

Itinerary

Meet at the State Capitol Building. Tour the grounds and learn about Raleigh's 200+ year history as a planned state capital. View its original city limits from all four directions, touring its main commercial street to the south and its state government center to the north, including the NC Museum of History, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the Legislative Building. The tour ends on Blount Street at the 1891 Executive Mansion and showcases other beautiful Victorian homes surrounding it.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking tours cover a 6 block area. In case of rain, we have a free bus system that we can use. I have a 4-door Lexus that could accommodate 4 passengers, but would only use for tours of 4 hours or more.

What’s Included

Other: I can accompany you into museums and historic sites and point you to the important exhibits which is especially useful if you are on a tight schedule. I will also provide you with restaurant suggestions and other sites to visit in the area that are not included in the walking tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Our state museums are free of charge, but special exhibits such as The Dead Sea Scrolls or The Rembrandt exhibit require payments. All of the local historic house museums charge an entrance fee.

Restrictions

For groups of 4 or less, I can offer both a walking and driving tour. For larger groups, the tour is completely a walking tour. Most of the museums and cultural sites are free of charge, but there are often featured exhibits that require an entrance fee.

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Parker was so wonderful. She explained everything so well and was a pleasure to have as a guide
Mary Pietro

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    50388


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. I can adapt the tour to suit elementary age children, but 2 hours might be a little long for them to stay focussed.

    Friendly: No.
    Raleigh's sidewalks are handicapped accessible, so walking tours would be wheel-chair friendly.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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