Historic Raleigh Tour
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Monday, March 3, 2014 1 pm-3:30 pm
The Historic Raleigh Tour takes you to where Raleigh's roots began and where the city has evolved today. This tour takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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".
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 institutions of higher learning by 1899 made possible a comfortably middle class population in the absence of heavy industry and home grown industry magnets. The comprehensive 2.5 hour motorized tour takes you from the inception of Raleigh along with the who, what, where, when and why of Raleigh's history, industry, education, government, and entertainment.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from Zerve. For questions, contact the Historic Raleigh Tour representatives at (919) 371-2653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $48.00 adults, $20.00 children
Presented by: Tobacco Road Tours