Tour goers admire a vintage Chevrolet as they wait to enter a tour home. Photo: Tom Bagby


Historic Oakwood
Candlelight Tour®

45th Annual
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®
December 10 & 11, 2016
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Both Days

Eventbrite - 45th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour ®

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.

Accessibility & Comfort

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.

Portable toilets and a restroom trailer will be located at The Tucker House and a portable toilet will be located next to the Oakwood Common. Locations are marked on the map in the center of the tour ticket. Use of tour home restrooms is not permitted.

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.

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