2015 Historic Oakwood
Candlelight Tour ®

2015 historic oakwood candlelight tour®44th Annual
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®
December 12 & 13, 2015
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 44th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour™, Saturday & Sunday, December 12th & 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.


Eventbrite - 2015 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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Day-of-Tour tickets available at:
The Tucker House, 418 N. Person Street

NOTE: All Advance Ticket sales end Thursday, December 10
No advance ticket sales Friday, December 11

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

2015 Sponsors

Rex Michael & Ray Stephens

Person Street Pharmacy


Peter Rumsey,
Allen Tate Realtors

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes Richard Callahan, Realtor Side Street Restaurant
  Walton, Maready & Goeckner Orthodontics  
Acupuncture Associates, LLC Amy & Jason Thurston Barry & Nancy Kitchener
Carmen Ritz - State Farm Chris Yetter,
Cindy & Richard Urquhart
City Vet - an urban animal hospital Elan City Center Erin and Ethan Barger
Jake Parrott & Parker Davis Michael and Molly Stuart Myles Neligan & Sandy Scherer
Patti Brideson  

For more information, please send an e-mail to .