RALEIGH — Ever wondered about the beautiful neighborhood NCMS is part of.  We are next door neighbors with the governor and our building really stands out!

Saturday you can find out more!  It is the Historic Oakwood Neighborhood Walking Tour.

The neighborhood is the oldest in Raleigh at least partially outside of the downtown. On it, you will learn how much of the Oakwood neighborhood was almost destroyed in the 1970s.  It will also discuss the main architectural styles and the stories of the people who built these gorgeous historic homes. In addition, you will see Oakwood’s “modern house,” which created such a stir in the neighborhood in 2013-14 that the story was reported nationwide.

Other interesting stops include Pullentown, a tiny sub-neighborhood within Oakwood, and a home where a made-for-TV movie was filmed that starred a very famous classic actor and actress.

PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, but may be slightly shorter depending on the size and speed of the group.

It starts on the sidewalk outside of the North Carolina Medical Society building at the corner of N. Person St. and E. Lane St.  The closest mappable address is 222 N. Person St. The tour will end one block away from the starting point.

Plenty of free street parking is available in the Oakwood neighborhood on weekends. Several of the streets in Oakwood are one-way (including both Person St. and Lane St.), so please keep that in mind when you are looking for parking. There is some parking on the right-hand side of Person St. Great parking is also available in the 200 block of E. Lane St. Turn left from Person St. onto Lane St., and you’re there!

The tour is pay-what-you-want and accepts cash donations only.  Registration is requiredClick here to register!

Please take photos when on the tour and tag NCMS!