Daily Archives: January 1, 2012


This virtual tour utilizes Sanborn maps to visualize the evolution of the historic Hayti community.

Virtual Tour – Hayti


This virtual tour combines maps, historic images, oral histories and sound recordings to illustrate the significance of tobacco in Durham history.

Virtual Tour-Tobacco Trail


3rd Saturday of the month – April-November Durham Farmers’ Market 10:00 am 90 minutes This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown […]

Walking Tour – Civil Rights History



2nd Saturday of the month – April-November Durham Farmers’ Market 10:00 am 90 minutes The growth and development of Durham was shaped by the tobacco […]

Walking Tour – Tobacco Heritage


4th Saturday of the month – April-November Durham Farmers’ Market 10:00 am 90 minutes Explore Downtown Durham and learn how it has transformed itself from […]

Walking Tour – Downtown Architecture


  Over 500 people toured sites from Durham’s Tobacco Heritage during the fourth annual tour, held on Saturday, May 6, 2000. Use our virtual tour (or join […]

Home Tour 2000: Tobacco Heritage



Nearly 1000 people joined Preservation Durham on Saturday, May 5, Living It Up Downtown on the 5th annual Old Durham Tour. Eclectic residences created in […]

Home Tour 2001: Downtown


  Hope Valley was Durham’s first full-fledged country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the late 1920s Traces of the farms that […]

Home Tour 2002: Hope Valley


  Long before Dr. Bartlett Durham sold land to the railroad for a station, many families had settled in the northern part of what was […]

Home Tour 2003: Historic Bahama