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City Cemetery-Originally established in 1798,
the seven acres are guarded by an iron fence.
A fire in 1930 destroyed all of the burial records.
500 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, 919.831.6548
North Carolina State Archives
Olivia Raney History Library-The focus is on
historical and genealogical materials related
to Wake County and North Carolina with an
extensive Civil War collection.
4016 Carya Dr., Raleigh, 919.250.1196
Raleigh Heritage Trail-Get your Heritage
Trail Passport stamped at least six of the 12
historic sites to earn a prize. Start at the Raleigh,
N.C., Visitor Information Center (off City Plaza,
Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh).
Various locations, raleighheritagetrail.com
Visitor Services Manager
Capital Area Visitor Services
Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Learn from locals
Relax and leave the details to the experts. With
a guided tour you can learn valuable insight
from experienced guides. Whether by foot, on
a trolley or in the water, Raleigh has numerous
North Carolina State Archives-Travel back in
time with original and microfilm records of the
colony and state of N.C. from 1663 to
109 E. Jones St., Capital District, Raleigh,
Fall of Raleigh marker-Here on April 13, 1865,
former governors William A. Graham and David
L. Swain met officers of Sherman's army and
surrendered the city, saving it from destruction.
100-198 City Farm Rd., Raleigh
Take a tour
Mount Hope Cemetery-In 1872, the City
purchased property to provide additional public
burial space for Raleigh's black residents. In 1977,
the cemetery was opened to all.
1100 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, 919.996.6548
Resources for genealogists
Are you curious to learn more about your
ancestors? What will you learn about their
struggles and accomplishments? How have they
shaped who you are today?
More spots for history buffs
City Market-Home to art galleries, restaurants
and specialty shops. Insider's tip: Wear sensible
shoes to walk on the original cobblestone
streets; the 19th-century charm can be a
challenge in heels.
215 Wolfe St., Moore Square, Raleigh,
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours
Historic Oakwood Cemetery-Founded in 1867
as the Confederate Cemetery by the Ladies
Memorial Association of Wake County, nearly
1,500 Confederate soldiers are buried here.
701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, 919.832.6077
"When visitors come to see us, we want
them to understand and appreciate
the rich heritage of North Carolina. It is
important to us that our patrons leave
the museum knowing the relevance of
North Carolina's contributions, not only
on a national level but also on a global
scale. We hope the knowledge they
gain from their visit is shared within their
communities, locally and abroad, and
prompts them to visit again in the future."
For the contemplative
Visit the solemn grounds that provide a final
resting place for former slaves, soldiers, notables
and everyday citizens. All lived their lives in pursuit
of their dreams. Take a few moments to remember
them, to note the sometimes striking funeral art
and soak in the unique vibes from these historical
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