Historic Oakwood
Candlelight Tour®

46th Annual
Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®
December 9 & 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM both days

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- 1800s to the early 1900s. 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 to tour the interior of some of these homes happens each December during the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®. Homes are staffed with docents to enlighten you on the rich history of each property. Tour the properties at your own pace in any order. View our Gallery for a glimpse into past tours or view pictures on Facebook

Get ready to take a walk through history this holiday season, as about a dozen homeowners in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood open their doors to visitors during the 46th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour®, Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Come back and visit our site in early November for information about ticket sales!

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 you refrain from wearing shoes with hard soles. High heel shoes, strollers, photography, and smoking are not permitted inside 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. Comfort station locations are marked on the map in the tour ticket. Use of tour home restrooms is not permitted.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments of cookies and tea served by volunteers at The Tucker House. 


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 North Carolina Medical Society parking lot located behind Side Street Restaurant on Bloodworth Street.

Tour parking is also available along most streets of Historic Oakwood; however, please be aware on-street parking is limited and occupied by Oakwood residents, as most homes do not have garages.

Our 2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Peter Rumsey, Allen Tate Realtors

Silver Sponsors



Brass Sponsors