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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 Tours

Historical Tour of the Pope House Museum

July 16 and 18, 2019 3:45pm and 4:30pm

511 S. Wilmington Street

Venture into the only African-American house museum in the state of North Carolina. The Pope House offers a glimpse into the life of one of Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope. Explore the home’s original furnishings and historical artifacts providing insight into a remarkable man and family.

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Be our Guest at Guest House Raleigh

Tuesday, August 13, 3:45 and 4:30pm

420 S. Bloodworth Street

Get a closer look into Raleigh’s first boutique hotel and learn about its past as the historic Gorham house built in the 1880s. Hear from the husband and wife duo who restored the property and how they merged historic charm, minimalist decor, and modern amenities to create Guest House Raleigh.

A post tour gathering will be held at Transfer Co. Food Hall

Registration for this tour opens Tuesday, July 30.


Previous Tours


Presenting Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Cii Technology Solutions

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

HH Architecture 


Paragon Bank
A Division of TowneBank


TradeMark Properties