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Discover Downtown Tours

Explore. Connect. Discover.

Hear the stories, see the spaces and learn about Downtown Raleigh in an immersive, engaging way through the Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s Discover Downtown program! Discover Downtown Tours highlight a variety of downtown locations from sneak peeks of new developments to behind-the-scenes experiences.

Meet others interested in Downtown Raleigh’s history, development and unique culture during and after the tours. Tours are free and open to the public but fill up quickly. Subscribe to the DRA weekly e-newsletter here for Discover Downtown information.


Upcoming Tour

Thursday, February 6th | Tours offered between 4:00-5:00 pm  

300 N Dawson Street 

The Longleaf Hotel brings the 1960s-era motor inn back to life with an authentic North Carolina aesthetic. This independently operated boutique hotel features 56 rooms, a lounge and courtyard open to guests and locals, and a forthcoming restaurant (ish) Delicatessen that blends Jewish and Italian flavors. 

To register, click here 


Wednesday, February 26 | Tours offered between 4:30-5:30 pm

607 West Morgan Street 

Catch a sneak peek inside Downtown Raleigh’s newest boutique hotel. Origin Hotel will feature 126 rooms, a restaurant and bar, meeting and event spaces, and sits in an ideal location between Glenwood South and the Warehouse District. 

Registration for this tour opens Wednesday, February 12th 


Wednesday, March 25 | 5:30-6:30 PM 

Tour will begin at Moore Square on the corner of Blount and Martin Street (200 S. Blount St.) 

Join Raleigh Murals Project and the DRA for a public art stroll through the Moore Square District. Learn about the many murals adorning the walls of this historic district, and the artists who left their mark.

Registration for this tour opens Thursday, March 5th  


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