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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 followed by a gathering at a nearby venue for refreshments and conversation. 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


Behind the Scenes at the City of Raleigh Museum
Thursday, March 21, 3:45pm and 4:30pm
220 Fayetteville Street

Explore Raleigh’s history with a behind-the-scenes tour at the City of Raleigh Museum. Since 1996, the museum has collected and exhibited the history of the Capital City. Explore thousands of artifacts and discover how the museum uses them to tell 200 years of the city’s past.

A post tour gathering will be held at The Big Easy.

Note: The 4:30pm tour is sold out. To sign up for the waitlist, click here. You can also register below for the 3:45pm tour.



ABC11 Studio Tour
Wednesday, April 10, 1:00pm, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, and 2:00pm
319 Fayetteville Street, Suite 107

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Raleigh Eyewitness News Center located in Downtown Raleigh! Take a seat on the news set and report the latest breaking news. You will also have an opportunity to stand in front of the infamous "green screen" to predict the latest forecast.

Registration for this tour opens Tuesday, March 26


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Clancy & Theys Construction Company

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A Division of TowneBank


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