2014 Candlelight Tour™

2013 candlelight tour43rd Annual
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour™
December 13 & 14, 2014
1:00 - 7:00 PM

There's a feeling of a small town community right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. Historic Oakwood is a community of homes most of which are dated from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's. There's a continuing effort to preserve the Victorian architectural style from a century ago. The immaculate care of the exterior of a home is only a prelude to the beauty and attention to detail given to the interior.

Your annual opportunity walk through the interior of some of these homes will be during this year's Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour™. View our Gallery pages for a glimpse into past tours or view pictures on our Facebook Page. Tour the properties at your own pace in any order. Homes are staffed with docents inside to enlighten you on the rich history of each property.

Get ready to take a walk through the past this holiday season as thirteen properties in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood open their doors to visitors during the 43rd Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour™, Saturday & Sunday, December 13th & 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.


Eventbrite - 2014 Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour™

Eventbrite vouchers must be exchanged for actual tickets on tour days at
The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St.

CLICK HERE for additional ticket information and in-person
advance sale locations.

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- Ticket Information -

Day-of-Tour tickets available at:
The Oakwood Inn, 411 N. Bloodworth Street (cash only)
The Tucker House, 418 N. Person Street (credit card only)

NOTE: All Advance Ticket sales end Thursday, December 11
No advance ticket sales Friday, December 12

We suggest allowing yourself 3 to 4 hours to complete the tour. 
-Tour map-

Whether you’re interested in getting a glimpse inside the candlelit windows, learning more about Raleigh’s history and architecture, or simply looking for an excuse to spend a little extra time with friends in downtown Raleigh, you’re invited to come celebrate the holidays on the Candlelight Tour™ .

In an effort to make the tour an enjoyable experience for all, we want to remind you that, in many cases, these homes have very limited access for disabled persons. For your comfort and the protection of the homes, we suggest that you refrain from wearing shoes with hard soles. High heel shoes, strollers, photography and smoking are not permitted inside the tour properties. Use of tour home restrooms is not permitted.

Complimentary refreshments and public restrooms are available in the historic Main Building at William Peace University. Public restrooms are also available for tour goers at PieBird. Portable toilets will be located near the Oakwood Common, The Oakwood Inn and The Tucker House.

The Tucker House will also be serving cookies and cider. The Historic Oakwood Gift Shop is also located in The Tucker House and is only open during the tour.

Parking is available at William Peace University at the intersection of Peace & Blount Streets and the State Government parking lots #14 and #35 bounded by Blount, Polk and North Streets (reserved status only applies weekdays). Overflow parking may also be available in the Medical Society parking lot located behind Side Street Restaurant on Bloodworth Street.tour map

Tour parking is also available along most streets of Oakwood, however, please be aware that on-street parking is limited and occupied by Oakwood residents as most homes do not have garages - a modern addition to houses.

Click the image for a larger tour map showing parking lots and ticket sale locations.

2014 Sponsors

Chris Yetter,
DT&Co. Real Estate
Side Street Restaurant & Catering Service Peter Rumsey, Debra Smith, Hilary Stokes, Allen Tate Realtors
Empire Properties/
Empire Eats
Misner & Associates Public Relations The Oakwood Inn
Oak City Artisans Charles R. Ullman & Associates City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department
Bill and Patti Brideson Carmen Ritz
State Farm Agency
Mark and Tricia Wilson
Nancy & Barry Kitchener Justin Boner & Kiernan McGorty Richard Callahan, Realtor
Underwood Tree Service   Mike Davis Public Relations

For more information, please call 919-832-9712 or send an e-mail to .