Celebrate Cary's 150th anniversary with a ride on an old time trolley, 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. You’ll learn about some of Cary’s visionary African-American families who made significant contributions to the town and people. 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. Along with your expert guide, you will be joined on the trolley tour by Mrs. Catherine Page, wife of the founder of our town, who will share tidbits and anecdotes from her time in Cary as she watched the Town grow.
At the end of the trolley ride, step inside the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, meet Frank Page, the founder of our town, and let our costumed volunteers show you around the historic building, once a railroad hotel. Or take a self-guided tour with our brochure. Enjoy the grounds to see the original smokehouse and gardens. Costumed volunteers will be available to answer your questions and help you take a deeper dive into Cary’s history. Stop by the Information Table to learn more about upcoming events including the original production, “Cary The Stories,” and purchase items about Cary's history, including the Cary Commemorative Card deck and the updated Cary Through the Years booklet.
Join us Sunday, July 25. Tours are approximately 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. Trolley tours sell out quickly. If they are sold out, you are still welcome to enjoy the historic building and grounds.
Cost: $10 for adults 18 and over, $4 for youth ages 6-17, and $1 for children ages 5 and under. Tickets will NOT be available at the door and must be purchased in advance at:
The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.; Box Office hours are T-F, 12 a.m.-6 p.m. )
P.O. Box 4234, Cary NC 27519
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