Durham Guides & Self-Guided Tours
Click the links below to view printable PDFs of each guide. Printed copies of these guides are available at the Official Durham Visitor Information Center.
Downtown Durham, North Carolina's first commercial district on the National Register of Historic Places, is the historic and geographic soul of a compact, walkable, and vibrant metro. This concise and informative guide covers Downtown's history and other points of interest, convenient to those experiencing Durham's vibrant Downtown area by foot, bike, or car. The area is also serviced by the Bull City Connector, a free bus route connecting Downtown and Duke.
Durham has always been one of North Carolina's most ethnically diverse communities. In particular, Durham has a rich African-American heritage. This guide will help visitors experience and understand the tremendous contributions Durham's African-American culture has made to the State and to the Nation.
Have a day in Durham, but don't know where to start? Durham itineraries can help even the most indecisive planner! Itineraries cover a variety of interests, from food to history, and provide suggested points of interest for a half day to full day schedule.
Located only blocks away from Duke University's East Campus and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Ninth Street District includes a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Whether enjoying a leisurely meal on the patio, listening to live music, visiting an eclectic array of shops, or enjoying the nightlife into the late hours, this area has plenty to offer.
Four miles from Downtown, two miles from RDU International Airport and roughly midway from Raleigh and Chapel Hill, the southeast part of the City of Durham encompasses world-famous Research Triangle Park. This printer-friendly guide shows major companies and associations in the Durham portion of RTP.