Guest Program

Information on schedules and packages will be announced soon. Click the button above to register for guest tours. Tour prices may vary dependent on the number of participants and may be cancelled. Lunch is not included in the prices listed below. 

Tour #1 - Governor's Mansion & Capital Walking Tour (Free)

The North Carolina Executive Mansion

The North Carolina Executive Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of North Carolina and their family. Building began in the year 1883 and it was designed by architects Samuel Sloan and A.G. Bauer. The North Carolina’s Executive Mansion is not only home to the Governor, it is the “people’s house.”

The North Carolina State Capital Building

The North Carolina State Capitol is the former seat of the legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina which housed all of the state’s government until 1888. The Supreme Court and State Library moved into a separate building in 1888, and the General Assembly moved into the State Legislative Building in 1963.

Tour #2 - Museum of Natural Sciences & History (R-Line & Walking Tour) (Free)

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences.

NC Museum of History

“Visitors from around the world travel to the NC Museum of History to discover fascinating secrets and hidden gems from our state’s past. Located at 5 East Edenton Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh, across from the Capitol, the state history museum welcomes more than 465,000 visitors a year, including 83,000+ school groups.”

Tour #3 - NCSU Hunt Library & Reynolds Coliseum ($10)

“A great research library is more than collections, technologies, and comfortable workspaces–a great library inspires. Its architecture and technology create spaces that encourage collaboration, reflection, creativity, and awe. At the core of the vision for the Hunt Library is the ability for our students, faculty, and partners to immerse themselves in interactive computing, multimedia creation, and large-scale visualization—tools that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. 

In bringing together a state-of-the-art research library with the Institute for Emerging Issues, the Hunt Library is an international destination for those who seek to explore how collaborative spaces and innovative applications of technology can inspire the next generation of engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, and humanists.” -Hunt Library Vision

Tour #4 - Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke Chapel ($15)

Duke Gardens is a 55-acre public botanic garden on the campus of Duke University. It is a place of beauty, dedicated to learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture.

Founded in 1934, Duke Gardens is now considered one of the top 10 public gardens in the United States.

To learn about the Duke Chapel, please click here.

Tour #5 - North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro NC & Safari Tour ($50)

The North Carolina Zoo is nestled on 2,600 wooded acres centrally located in the heart of North Carolina, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. With 500 developed acres, it is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo and one of two state-supported zoos. The North Carolina Zoo is an agency of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Conservation is at the heart of everything that we do. From vultures to gorillas in Africa to endangered plants and amphibians in our own state, the North Carolina Zoo has been involved with the conservation of animals in the wild for over two decades.

Tour #6 - Taste Raleigh Restaurant Tour ($75)

Adult beverages are included in the price listed above.

“The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll come away with a new appreciation of downtown Raleigh while enjoying innovative southern and global cuisine, all with an emphasis on local products. There’s something for everyone in Raleigh!” -Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours 

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Tour #7 - Raleigh Brewery Tour ($15)

“Raleigh Brewing’s mission is to embrace the City of Oaks (Raleigh) with every beer brewed. From the murals of the capital city on the taproom walls, to the names of our beers and our involvement with local community organizations and nonprofits, we thrive for this city.  Raleigh Brewing is currently operating on a 20bbl and 3bbl brew house, with a taproom pouring 32 taps 7 days a week.” -Raleigh Brewing Comany

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