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Historic Trolley Tours

  • 04 Nov 2018
  • 3 sessions
  • 04 Nov 2018, 1:00 PM
  • 04 Nov 2018, 2:00 PM
  • 04 Nov 2018, 3:00 PM
  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop (on Town Hall campus), Cary


As part of our year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Page-Walker Hotel, the Friends of the Page-Walker are partnering with the Town of Cary to offer trolley tours of historic downtown Cary.

If you missed our tours in the spring, here's another chance to climb aboard and let our guides share with you the history of our town as you ride through historic neighborhoods and past historic sites and landmarks. You'll see homes that housed former influential members of the community, including civic leaders, merchants, and doctors; teachers and principals of the first public high school in the state, right here in Cary; and the woman who made Cary the “gourd capital of the world!”

You'll also see historic churches and theaters and old general stores, and visit cemeteries with graves dating back to the 1800s. Did you know Cary has an extensive African American community with a long history? You'll learn about that too. And you'll discover one of our most distinguished residents who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain under President Woodrow Wilson during WWI. At the end of the trolley ride, step inside the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and let our volunteers show you around the building, once an historic railroad hotel. Or take a self-guided tour with our new brochure.

Join us Sunday, November 4. Tours are 50 minutes long and leave from the Page-Walker Arts & History Center at 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 for adults 18 and over, $4 for youth ages 6-17, and $1 for children ages 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at:

  • The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.; Box Office hours are T-F, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

  • The Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.; Box Office hours are M, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.)

  • eTix.com online or by phone at 1-800-514-3849 (additional service fees might apply):

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