Holiday Home Tours in the Triangle
See 12 beautifully decorated homes on the Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour in Raleigh.
Photo courtesy of Tom Bagby
Many of the Triangle’s best-known historic homes, elegantly decorated for the holiday season, open their doors to visitors next month. These deck-the-halls tours not only offer a glimpse of how Christmas was celebrated in yesteryear, they can also spark inspiration to dress your home in its holiday finest. *Tours requiring a ticket purchase are noted with an asterisk.
Downtown Apex and surrounding areas
Dec. 2, 1-5 p.m.
Tickets are $6-$12 and are available at the Maynard-Pearson House, 1101 Olive Chapel Rd., Apex on event day.
4403 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham
Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.
*Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m. Candlelight tours are $3 for adults and $2 for ages 5-16. Call to purchase tickets.
5466 Harper House Rd., Four Oaks
Holiday open house, "A Civil War Christmas," is Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham
Dec. 7 and 14, 6:45-9:15 p.m.
Purchase tickets on the website, $3 for ages 1-10 and $6 for adults.
Dec. 8-9, 1-7 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for ages 6 and older (ages 5 and younger are free with a paying adult) and are available on the website or at The Tucker House, 418 N. Person St., Raleigh, on event day.
Dec. 9, 3-7 p.m.
Tickets are $15-$20 and available on the website. Family-fun activities, some requiring a fee, begin at noon.
5828 Old Oxford Hwy., Durham
Holiday open house: Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m.
Pope House Museum
511 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit with Santa from noon-4 p.m. Keepsake photos are $15.
160 S. Saint Mary's St., Raleigh
Holiday open house: Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
1 Mimosa St., Raleigh
Holiday open house: Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m. Free admission.
*Holiday Tours: Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $5/person and available on the website.
200 N. Blount St., Raleigh
Holiday open house: Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary
Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m.
1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
Holiday open house: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Wake Forest
Dec. 1, 1-7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and available at several locations in Wake Forest. See the website for details. No tickets will be sold on event day.