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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

Raleigh Crossing
December 10 | 3:00-4:00pm 

Join DRA and The Fallon Company on Thursday, December 10 at 3:00 pm for a virtual tour of Raleigh Crossing. 

The first phase of the development, 301 Hillsborough, is a trophy office building recognized by its striking architectural design and robust amenity offerings. The best-in-class tower features 280,000 square feet of prime office space, an expansive amenity level, wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, retail, and an inviting double-height lobby. At full build-out, Raleigh Crossing will include 18,000 square feet of retail, a 165-room hotel, and 135 apartments, in addition to the office tower.

Register here.

Previous Tours


Discover Downtown Smoky Hollow 
November 17, 2020

Explore Smoky Hollow virtually and learn more about this multi-phase revitalization project restoring an existing neighborhood. Smoky Hollow’s first phase was completed with the opening of Peace Raleigh Apartments and Raleigh’s first Publix grocery store. The second phase will bring 25,000 SF of office space, the Line Apartments, and a pedestrian promenade with 40,000 SF of street-level restaurants and retail.


Discover Downtown 515 S Blount St
September 9, 2020
Hear from Valerie "VK" Fields, Founder and Chief PR PRO who will lead a virtual tour of the space highlighting the building's history and the journey to renovate the space. 

Discover Downtown 107 W Hargett Street 
July 30, 2020
Take a behind the scenes look at 107 W Hargett Street, former Father & Son Antiques, with Amy Bullington of Clearscapes, an architectural and design studio. Learn about the history and hear updates on the building's progress. Watch the full video here.

Tours on Tap with Trophy Brewing 
June 25, 2020
Get an idea of what Trophy Brewing is all about here.
Have an at home brewery tour and tasting with this video.

Tours on Tap with Clouds Brewing
June 19, 2020
Watch the 2.5 minute video tour of Clouds Brewery and learn how their beer is made here.
Taste at home and watch the video of the tasting online here.

Bloc83 Virtual Tour 
May 28, 2020

Ryan Blair, Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at Heritage Properties, shared about Block83 including the history, design, construction, features and tenants at One Glenwood. He also provided information about Tower Two, next to One Glenwood, as construction continues on the project.

Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Cii Technology Solutions

Chappell Residential

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Clark Nexsen 

LS3P

McAdams

Stewart

TowneBank

TradeMark Properties

Whiting-Turner