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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

Murals of the Warehouse District 

Tuesday, October 15  |  5:30 pm-6:30 pm

The tour will begin outside of CAM Raleigh (409 W. Martin Street) 

Join Raleigh Murals Project and the DRA for a public art stroll through the Warehouse District. Attendees will learn about the 20 murals that adorn the walls of this burgeoning district, and the artists who left their mark. 

A post tour gathering will be held at Boxcar Bar + Arcade 

To register, click here


Loading Dock Prince Hall

Thursday, November 7 | Tours offered at 4:45 pm and 5:15
216 E Lenoir Street

Get an exclusive sneak peek into Downtown Raleigh’s latest co-working space. Loading Dock’s newest location honors the legacy of numerous African-American leaders who lived in the Prince Hall historic district and grew their businesses there.

Registration for this tour opens Thursday, October 24th. 

Oak City Cares

Thursday, December 5 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
1430 S Wilmington Street

Tour Oak City Cares’ new facility and learn more about the many services they offer to help Wake County neighbors experiencing homelessness get on a path to stable housing. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring monetary and/or toiletry donations.

Registration for this tour opens Tuesday, November 26.



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Clancy & Theys Construction Company




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