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Historic Oakwood, Raleigh

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Historic Oakwood is a neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, on the National Register of Historic Places, and known for its Historic Oakwood Cemetery, its many Victorian houses and its location close to the Mordecai Plantation Manor. Located near the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol, during the 19th century Historic Oakwood was home to prominent members of Raleigh's society. It is Raleigh's earliest white middle-class suburb, and unlike later suburbs, it developed lot-by-lot over time, instead of by platted sections. Its Victorian-era architectural styles include Second Empire, Queen Anne, and Italianate. Later infill brought the bungalow, the American Foursquare, American Craftsman style, and the Minimal Traditional house to the area.Oakwood is also known for its Christmas Candlelight Tour, which opens private historic residences to the public, and the Garden Tour, which allows the public to see the vast gardens worked on by the Oakwood Gardening Club.Oakwood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, with additions made in 1987, 1988, and 1989. It is also one of six local historic overlay districts (HOD). Several Oakwood residences are also individually recognized as Local Historic Landmarks.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Being originally from Raleigh we toured this area on the Raleigh Trolley Tour. The area has been restored as an Historic area and the houses have been preserved and painted to reflect how they would h...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    Oakwood is my FAVE district in Raleigh. It is like stepping back in time, you can almost see ladies in their long dresses, and gentlemen in their top hats. Christmas time offers lovely candlelight tou...  more »
  • June 9, 2017
    Today we visited the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh and find a few blocks full of beautiful houses, Victorian era and a Lutheran Church from the 18th century, as well as the Mansion of the Mayor of the city
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  • March 4, 2017
    A beautiful and historic neighborhood! Christmas tours are a great chance to see the inside of the homes.
  • January 4, 2017
    Awesome place. Some people are dying to go there.
  • May 6, 2016
    My best friend is resting here it's always clean and always beautiful long live joel
  • June 4, 2016
    The tours are really informative and worth while
  • July 22, 2012
    I've been buried here for about 65 years. Great place to rest. I don't have any drainage issues because I am on the highest point of the cemetery. I am related to the Robert E. Lee family - come by and visit.

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Where to stay in Raleigh

Staying downtown provides the most convenient access to Raleigh's leading attractions. You'll find a couple of large, efficient hotels here--they feature a large volume of beds. The area around the North Campus of North Carolina State University lies just west of downtown and features a handful of additional hotels. A cluster of national chain hotels and motels lies in the midtown area north of downtown. There are a couple of bus lines that provide easy access to downtown from here, so this area serves as a suitable option if you cannot find accommodation in the city center. The intersection of I-440 and Route 70 to the northwest of downtown features numerous hotels and motels, but these largely cater to business travelers who require convenient access to both downtown and the airport.
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