Exterior view of the Tucker House

Tucker House


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This beautiful neo-classic revival style home is located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Oakwood Neighborhood. The Tucker House is a non-staffed facility that can be rented for meetings, weddings, reception, and parties. To schedule an appointment, contact Vanessa Jeter at 919-996-4363.

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Vanessa Jeter | 919-996-4363

Historic Resources and Museum Program

Address

Tucker House
418 N. Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27604

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Site Features & Hours

Hours

The Tucker House is a non-staffed facility. If you are interested in renting the Tucker House and would like a tour of the facility please contact Vanessa Jeter at 919-996-4363.

Site Features

  • Available for rentals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Downstairs accessible
  • On-site parking
  • Some tables and chairs available for rental use

    History

    A plaque describing who lived in the Tucker House and where it used to be located

    The Tucker House was built in 1914 for Garland S. Tucker, owner of G.S. Tucker Furniture Company. The home was donated to the City of Raleigh by the Tucker Family in 1975. At that time, the home was located one block west, at 420 N. Blount Street.

    It was moved to its present site by the City and renovated as a Community Meeting House.

    Read more history about the Tucker House.

      Rentals

      The Tucker House does not offer an informal reservation system. The facility is booked on a first come first serve basis. To start the rental process, all applicants must contact and meet with the Historic Sites Rental Manager, Vanessa Jeter.

      The Tucker House is available to rent every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. excluding holidays.

      Venue Details

      The Tucker House dates to 1914 and is a beautiful and historic setting for small weddings, receptions, parties, and other special events. The downstairs features a parlor, piano room, dining room, two sitting rooms, and a spacious catering kitchen. The downstairs can accommodate 100 people or 50 for a seated event. No dancing is allowed in the Tucker House, as it retains its original flooring.

      Rental Rates

      • $110/hour with a minimum of four consecutive hours for residents.
      • Non Residents- $160/hr with a minimum of four consecutive hours
      • $20 per hour supervisory fee for setting up the day before the event.
      • $250 damage deposit (refundable).
      • $80 cleaning fee.
      • $15 application fee (non-refundable).
      • $100 alcohol permit fee (non-refundable).

        Volunteering

        If you are interested in volunteering at the Tucker House please contact Historic Sites Manager Joshua Ingersoll or view the volunteer information for the Historic Resources and Museum Program.

          Membership

          Raleigh trolley outside of the Mordecai Historic Park

          As a member you will help revitalize and preserve North Carolina's history. You will also enjoy cross program perks at the City of Raleigh Museum, The Raleigh Trolley, Mordecai Historic Park, Borden, Tucker, and Pope House Museum.

          There are many perks:

          • Free admission to select site and museum events;
          • Free admission for select tours;
          • Free admission to select lectures;
          • Free admission to Mordecai Historic Park;
          • Free admission to City of Raleigh Museum;
          • 10 percent gift shop discount at Mordecai and City Museum;
          • 10 percent discount on all site rentals; and,
          • The Raleigh Register Program Newsletter.

          You can join the COR Museum Friends Group or the Mordecai Square Association; perks convey to each.

            Artifacts

            Books from the Historic Resources Program collection

            The book is from the Tucker House Collection.

            The Tucker House features beautiful antiques dating to the early 1900s. Several pieces belonged to the Tucker Family and many pieces were donated to the home by the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood.