Daily Archives: January 1, 2012


Group portrait, c. 1900. (Courtesy of The Carolina Collection)
This virtual tour utilizes Sanborn maps to visualize the evolution of the historic Hayti community.

Virtual Tour – Hayti


Man Priming Tobacco, c. 1920. (North Carolina Collection)
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


2000: Tobacco Heritage
  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



2001: Living it Up Downtown
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


2003: Country Crossroads
  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