Opportunities to Tour Durham Abound
As Durham continues to grow as a visitor’s destination so has the demand for an insider’s view of the place where great things happen. The response to this growing demand has been overwhelming.
The tours available are nearly as diverse as Durham itself, and tour topics include food, beer, nature and history. Durham has such a wide variety of things to do and places to see that even lifelong residents find something new to do every day. For some expert and unique views of Durham, check out these guided and self-guided tour options.
The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau also produces a variety of self-guided tours viewable online or available in print at the Visitor Information Center at 101 East Morgan St.
These tours highlight the city's downtown architecture and explore the historical significance of Durham, NC as a tobacco town and a civil rights center.
Durham Features Tours
Durham County has 58 locations on the National Register of Historic Places. From the Historic Durham Athletic Park to Duke Chapel and three Civil War-era sites, the following tours go beyond downtown for a complete Durham experience.
Walking Food Tours
Bon Appetit named Durham one of "America's Foodiest Small Towns," these tours capture the flavor of the culinary scene by highlighting Durham's celebrated restaurants and local favorites.
Durham's outdoor offerings are easily explored on a scenic guided tour. Experience the local ecosystem and the wildlife that call Durham home.
With the addition of two new breweries in as many years, Durham is fast emerging as a destination on the brewpub map.
Photo Credit: Les Todd, Duke Photography/DCVB