Explore Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street on one of these Tobacco Road Tours: Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure , Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Walk , Raleigh Sightseeing City Bus Tour & Tasting, and our Raleigh History Tour .
These tours will take you along various sections of Fayetteville Street, from Seaboard Station to the North Carolina State Capitol Building through to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Our guides will share ghost stories, fun history facts, unique points of interest, architectural design and cultural insights, just to name a few highlights.
Fayetteville Street is one of the five districts that make up downtown Raleigh and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Moore Square, Warehouse, Capital and Glenwood South comprise the additional four districts.
After nearly 29-years as a pedestrian mall, the City of Raleigh reopened the Fayetteville Street to vehicular traffic in 2006, creating a huge opportunity for local businesses including restaurants, shops, galleries and many other attractions. Fayetteville Street, in downtown Raleigh, has gone through a number of changes, even in the past five years alone. The street is a main location point for a number of events throughout the year such as Brewgaloo, Hopscotch Music Festival, Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo and the popular Wide Open Bluegrass Festival that takes place each September and attracts approximately 140,000 visitors.
Here are some fun facts about Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street:
- Fayetteville Street opened in 1794.
- It was the first street to be paved in Raleigh in 1886. Raleigh Street Railroad Company then ran the first streetcar a few weeks later.
- Fayetteville Street is 1.4 miles long- end to end.
- It is named after Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette, but we refer to him as General Lafayette. He was a close friend of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
- A president was born on Fayetteville Street: Andrew Jackson
You will hear more fun facts about Fayetteville Street, also known as North Carolina’s Main street, on Tobacco Road Tours pub crawls, walks and guided city tours.
Some of the great places we highlight on our tours are the:
The purpose of fun is to have some…. Come join us for some fun exploring Fayetteville Street downtown Raleigh.
Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly!
Call us with any questions: (919) 371-2653 ; Email us at TRTservice@tobaccoroadtours.com.