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Durham Tours

As Durham continues to grow, so does the demand for an insider's view of the Bull City. The tours available are nearly as diverse as Durham itself. They include food, beer, nature, and history. Check out the following options so you can see what really makes Durham the place it is. 

You can find a selection of printed tour itineraries and maps at the Visitor Info Center at 212 W Main St.

Self-Guided Tours

These self-guided tours highlight a range of major Durham attractions.

Guided Tours

Explore some of Durham's popular and unique sites by foot, from a vehicle, or while enjoying a beverage aboard a travelling bar.

Food Tours

Get an inside look at Durham's celebrated culinary scene and local favorites.

Nature Tours

Durham's outdoor offerings are easily explored on a scenic guided tour. Experience the local ecosystem and the wildlife that calls Durham home.

Brewery & Distillery Tours

Durham is a destination for craft beer and spirits.

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21c Museum

  • 111 N Corcoran St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85, Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 956-6700
  • Downtown Area

21c Museum is a contemporary art museum featuring permanent, commissioned installations. It presents dynamic group and solo exhibitions by both emerging and established artists, including Bill Viola, …

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Bull City Burger and Brewery

  • 107 E Parrish St, Ste 105
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-2333
  • Downtown Area

Bull City Burger and Brewery is a locally owned, independent restaurant and craft brewery. The restaurant is very much farm-to-fork, working closely with North Carolina farmers supplying beef (with …

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DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

  • 123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-2787
  • Downtown Area

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has something for everyone, hosting over 180 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, …

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Duke Lemur Center

  • 3705 Erwin Rd at NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 401-7240
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Lemurs are native only to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates. But luckily for Durham locals and visitors, you don’t have to travel to the Indian Ocean to find a lemur: …

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

  • 420 Anderson St, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-3698
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor and winner of the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, Duke Gardens is a stunning 55-acre public garden on the …

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10 Toes Tours Pedicab

  • 914 Vickers Ave, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 428-9895
  • Downtown Area

10 Toes Tours Pedicab specializes in historic tours of Downtown Durham. Their mission is to provide fun transportation throughout the downtown area for visitors and residents of Durham, deter …

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Bayer CropScience: Bayer Bee Care Center Tour

  • 2 TW Alexander Dr
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • (919) 549-2000
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Bayer has in-depth expertise and experience in both animal health and crop protection with business based on an inherent interest in preserving bee health and promoting sustainable agriculture. …

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Krupnikas Tasting Room/The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

  • 803-D Ramseur St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 617-1746
  • Downtown Area

The Brothers Vilgalys, Durham's first distillery, launched with the production of Krupnikas, a spiced honey liqueur. Krupnikas can be purchased at ABC stores in North Carolina. It is made from North …

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Brown Hat Tours

  • 60 Citation Dr
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 417-7520
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Brown Hat Tours offers custom group tours of Durham, specializing in Downtown Durham. Brown Hat focuses on the characters and stories that make Durham unique, from its early days as a tobacco center …

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Counter Culture Coffee

  • 812 Mallard Ave
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 361-5282
  • East Durham

Award-winning wholesale roaster with specialty house blends for Durham restaurants and coffee shops. Roast Magazines’ 2004 Roaster of the Year. Coffee cuppings open to the public, contact for …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604