Visit Raleigh 2018 | Official Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County - 8
Around the county
Around the county
Explore Wake County's towns to learn about
their distinctive history. Local museums welcome
you to step back in time.
The Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex-A
collection of four museums: the First Fuquay Post
Office, "Squire" Ballentine Schoolhouse, a log
cabin playhouse and the Centennial Museum.
131 S. Fuquay Ave., Fuquay-Varina,
Little House Museum & Gallery-Two history
rooms along with gallery rooms with rotating
exhibits. The site includes original smokehouse,
detached kitchen and stone-lined well.
201 N. Main St., Rolesville, 919.271.0923
Morrisville History Center-The center tells the
story of the town and the 1865 Civil War skirmish
here. Located inside the Town Hall.
100 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville, 919.463.6200
Page-Walker Arts and History Center-
The old Page-Walker Hotel underwent a
complete restoration in the 1990s and is now
a living resource with historic architecture and
furnishings, art galleries, landscaped garden and
the Cary Heritage Museum.
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, 919.460.4963
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Wendell Historic Trail-A map will guide you
to historic homes and places in and around the
town of Wendell.
Multiple locations, 919.365.5714
two-story, Greek Revival-style home was built
around 1855 and occupied by three prominent
white families before being purchased in 1919
by its first African-American owner, Dr. Albert
W. Pegues, then dean of theology at Shaw
University. Now owned by Shaw.
125 E. South St., East Raleigh/Prince Hall/
South Park, Raleigh, 919.546.8200
Spring Hill House-Part of North Carolina State
University's Centennial Campus and now home
to the N.C. Japan Center, the house was built
circa 1815 in the Georgian style. The house is
open during office hours.
705 Barbour Dr., Raleigh, 919.733.5454
Zebulon Town Hall-Originally built in 1909 as
one of four county high schools, the structure
now serves as the town hall.
1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, 919.269.7455
Garner Veterans Memorial-Designed to honor
all veterans, especially those who died during
conflict and war, the memorial offers a place to
contemplate our past, present and future.
921 Buffaloe Rd., Lake Benson Park, Garner
Wake Forest Historical Museum-Discover the
early history of Wake Forest University including
sports, medicine, law, women, literary and local
history. Historic 1820 Calvin Jones House.
414 N. Main St., Wake Forest, 919.556.2911
Garner Veterans Memorial
L.L. Polk House-Described as "gingerbread
gothic," this Victorian was built in 1890 by Col.
L.L. Polk. Tours by appointment only.
537 N. Blount St., Capital District, Raleigh,
Driving tour of historic homes
We've got curb appeal in Raleigh, and you
can cruise by to take in the sights. Please be
respectful of private property as you enjoy.
Haywood Hall House and Gardens-Built in
1799 by John Haywood, the state's first elected
treasurer. Limited hours (2nd and 4th Thurs.,
11am-3pm, Mar.-Nov.) make a driving visit a
211 New Bern Pl., Capital District, Raleigh,
Heck-Andrews House-A grand residence built
after the Civil War, the house is in the Second
Empire style. Interior tours not available.
309 N. Blount St., Capital District, Raleigh
Historic Oakwood-A 19th-century
neighborhood in downtown Raleigh on the
National Register of Historic Places. Also ideal
for a walking tour.
411 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh, 919.832.9712
"The City of Raleigh Museum (COR
Museum) provides a place to reflect and
discuss how events from history make
"More than just looking back at the
'then,' we bring the past to 'now' and use
it as a way to look at the world around
us. But what makes the COR Museum
unique is that encouraging visitors to look
'next' and see how the past can shape