Built in 1769, this landmark is Wake County’s oldest existing home. It became the “Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital” when Joel Lane sold 1,000 acres to the state in 1792 for the formation of the new capital. Tours are provided by costumed docents. Admission and hours vary; call or visit website.
Beautiful Neo-Colonial garden featuring espaliered fruit trees, pomegranate trees, a grape arbor and brick walkways. Herb garden features medicinal and culinary herbs. Free admission to garden only. Garden Hours: Daily, sunrise -sunset. Docent-guided tours, which include the historic home, discuss colonial uses of herbs and some modern-day applications.
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
728 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, 27603