Tour guide in dark Victorian garb holding up lantern

Delve into the Past on Dark Raleigh Walking Tours

Delve into the dark corners of Raleigh's past!

Join the Friends of the City of Raleigh (COR) Museum to learn the historic ghost stories of Raleigh's past. Each year, the Friends of the COR Museum brings to life the stories of the capital city’s tortured souls in Dark Raleigh—an “after hours” interactive walking tour that features Raleigh’s great statesmen and leaders who had dark and troubled pasts. Why listen to ghost stories when real ones are so much scarier? Get ready for Halloween on this “true death, true crime” tour. The tour is recommended for those aged at least 16 years because of the mature/adult nature of the stories that are re-enacted by local actors.

Six tour times will be provided each night, and each tour will last about an hour. Tours start every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. and are rain-or-shine (so bring an umbrella if it looks like rain). The last tour each night (at 8 p.m.) is a member-only and sponsor tour that includes a reception in the museum following the tour, when members can grab a drink and hang out with the actors! Become a member today.

Masks are required at check-in and while waiting inside the museum. Masks are encouraged but not required when outside on the tour.

Ages: 16+
When: Oct. 28–29 from 5:30–9 p.m.
Where: City of Raleigh Museum
Cost: General admission $25; members $20

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