Preservation Durham members and friends gathered on Saturday, May 1, 2010, for the 14th Annual Old Durham Tour in Hope Valley. Read more about Hope Valley on our Historic Neighborhoods pages! We first explored this beautiful historic neighborhood in 2002, and it proved to be one of our most popular tours! In December 2009, Hope Valley was named a National Historic District, and the tour included some of the homes that were listed as contributing properties. Tourgoers enjoy Preservation Durham’s annual tour at their own pace, exploring year by year the many neighborhoods that make Durham unique. Each building on the tour is staffed by friendly and well-informed docents to make the tour more interesting and enjoyable. Exchange advance tickets for a tourbook and map or buy tickets on the day of the tour at Preservation Durham’s Tour Headquarters. Present your tourbook at the door of each house and collect marks from all the houses you visit!