Walking and Bike Tours

WalkingTour-EducationPreservation Durham offers free walking and bike tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture.

Saturdays April-November

10:00 am  –  90 minute duration

All tours depart and return to the Durham Farmers’ Market at 501 Foster Street.  Meet on the grassy area across from the entrance to the Farmer’s Market.  Look for a sign on the grass.

Murals by Bike - 1st Saturdays
Durham's Tobacco History - 2nd Saturdays
Durham's Civil Rights History – 3rd Saturdays
Architecture and the Urban Landscape - 4th Saturdays



Tours may be cancelled on short notice due to extreme heat or inclement weather.
Tours will be shortened to one hour on days when the temperature is above 90° or below 50°. Please take the weather into account when planning to join a tour. In hot weather, wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. In cold weather, bundle up and bring a cup of hot coffee! For walking tours always wear comfortable shoes.


Tours are also available by appointment for private and school groups. These tours may be customized and a fee does apply. Please contact the office to arrange.

Our tours are lead by our fantastic volunteer tour guides – everyday folks who like meeting new people and learning about Durham history. Interested in becoming a tour guide? Further details can be found at our volunteer page.