Oakwood is a pretty downtown neighborhood filled with restored 19th-century homes. See where prominent city founders once lived and enjoy an extended glide through historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Duration: Two hours
Location: Warehouse, Fayetteville Street, Capital Districts
Minimum Age: 14+
Raleigh’s Sordid History
The theme of this tour focuses on the true, untold tales of our capital city! Raleigh’s sordid past is full of scandal and intrigue, heroes and villains, bizarre deaths, and a couple of ghost stories. Starting with the city’s namesake in its earliest days to 20th-century politics, this tour reveals the other side of Raleigh that you can’t find in guidebooks!
Highlights of Raleigh’s Untold Tales Tour
- Crime and Punishment: Barbaric 18th- and 19th-century public brandings and hangings and punishment at the dreaded pillory.
- Scandals: Politicians fist-fighting inside the Capitol; Raleigh’s first state treasurer and the mountain of missing state funds.
- A Most Unusual Duel: Raleigh’s one and only known duel turned out a lot different than you’d think!
About Electric Trikkes (pronounced Tr-EYE-k)
The Trikke LEV (light electric vehicle) is the most user-friendly electric personal mobility device available. Its three-wheel cambering (leaning) design is incredibly maneuverable and takes turns easily, offering an active, sporty, and fun riding experience with unrivaled stability and safety. The steering is just like a bike’s, and with intuitive handlebar controls for braking and throttle, most riders are cruising comfortably within minutes. All our routes have been selected to take advantage of the unique abilities of the Trikke LEV.
Riders must be at least 14 years old. Those who are 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and have their liability waiver signed by a parent. All riders must weigh no more than 260 pounds, be in good health, and be able to steer and use handbrakes like a bicycle. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate. The tour duration is approximate, and the time includes an equipment orientation and training. Closed-toe athletic shoes are highly recommended.