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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 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.
308 S Boylan Ave
Wednesday, May 19 | 4:00-6:00pm (20 minute tours)
Historic Montfort Hall has been reimagined as Heights House, a boutique hotel and event venue featuring nine ensuite guest rooms. Heights House celebrates the original architecture of Montfort Hall and has incorporated modern and vintage touches. This tour is the perfect opportunity to explore this Italianate style mansion nestled in Boylan Heights.
In-person and socially distant tours will be hosted every twenty minutes from 4:00-6:00pm and will be limited to eight people per group. Pre-registration, wellness check upon arrival, and a face covering are required to attend. The tour will be recorded and posted on our website afterwards.
Discover Downtown Tour with Monarch Realty
February 12, 2021
Hear an update on Downtown Raleigh's residential development from DRA and take a virtual tour of The Fairweather, Downtown Raleigh’s first condo project in 10+ years, and Cameron Crest, four-story townhomes, with Monarch Realty.
Discover Downtown Tour With Current Wellness
January 21, 2021
Get a behind the scenes look at Current Wellness's recently opened wellness center for physical and mental health. Their space offers fitness and yoga classes, a teaching kitchen for food education, and offices for mental health counseling, bodywork, and other wellness practitioners. At the conclusion of the virtual tour, viewers can enjoy a 10-minute yoga session.
301 Hillsborough at Raleigh Crossing
December 10, 2020
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 will feature 280,381 square feet of prime office space and 12,162 square feet of retail.
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.
301 N West St - Former Auto Tops & Interiors Building
December 2019 - Oak City Cares
November 2019 - Loading Dock Prince Hall
October 2019 - Murals of the Warehouse District
September 2019 - Tin Roof Raleigh
September 2019 - Weaver Street Market
August 2019 - Guest House Raleigh
Moore Square Park hard hat tour
InstaViews Tour Stop #1 at City Club Raleigh
ABC 11 Discover Downtown
City of Raleigh Museum Discover Downtown
Rainbow Building Discover Downtown
The Saint Raleigh Discover Downtown
Raleigh Union Station Discover Downtown
Hargett Street Retail Makers Discover Downtown
Bee City USA Discover Downtown
Duke Center for the Performing Arts Discover Downtown
One Glenwood Discover Downtown
Transfer Co. Food Hall Discover Downtown
North Carolina Museum of History Discover Downtown