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Historic Raleigh Tour

When: Mon., July 25, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. 2011

Downtown—Ever wondered why Raleigh is dubbed the City of Oaks and how it came to be named Raleigh? As one of America's earliest planned cities, Raleigh was established in 1792 after being carved out of an oak forest on 1,000 acres of land purchased from local Wake County plantation owner Joel Lane. Raleigh and its sister city, Durham, have survived many economic transitions, and as we all know, history repeats itself. Why not learn some lessons from our colorful past? Perfect for Tar Heels, Yankee transplants and guests of our fair Triangle, this historic tour of downtown Raleigh presented by Tobacco Road Tours takes you to where Raleigh began and where the city has evolved today. The two-and-a-half-hour tours begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $48 per person, or $16 for children under 13; visit tobaccoroadtours.com. Departure is from Briggs Hardware Building, 220 Fayetteville St. —Christina Cass

Price: $48 ($16 kids under 13)

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