As Durham continues to grow, so does the demand for an insider's view of the Bull City.
Whether you're ready to sample a variety of Southern food or interested in visiting historic sites, Durham won't disappoint. The tours available in Durham are as diverse as the city itself, showcasing our unique attractions, universities, historic sites, scenic green spaces, and public art. So, grab those comfy shoes and sign up for a tour!
Durham's Sightseeing Tours
Find your perfect adventure and experience Durham with this list of tours in the Bull City.
Sure, it’s fun to explore Durham on your own, but an informative tour led by an expert guide with all kinds of insider knowledge that you can’t get anywhere else ... priceless. Looking to learn more about Durham's African American history? Reserve a spot on a Whistle Stop tour. Want to simultaneously exercise and get a glimpse of some of Durham's incredible murals? Check out Preservation Durham's Murals by Bike tour. Whether you’re visiting for...
Best On-and Off-Campus Hotspots: North Carolina Central University
We tracked down an NCCU grad for the scoop on where to go and what to do on and off campus.
Whether you’re a new North Carolina Central University student, an Eagle returning to the nest, or a prospective student considering your options, there’s plenty to do, see, and experience on and off campus.
Discover Durham connected with Erim Akpam, NCCU alumna and proclaimed Eagle for life, to bring you a quick-start guide to some of the hidden gems around the sloping hills and verdant green.
Best On-and Off-Campus Hotspots: Duke University
We tracked down a recent Duke grad for the scoop on where to go and what to do on and off campus.
Everyone knows that location plays a major role in the college experience. While you spend a lot of time in classes, you also get to participate in all sorts of activities on-and-off campus. Thankfully, Duke University is in Durham, a city with small-town charm chockfull of unique things to do. From rock-climbing walls to the best places with Wi-Fi, there are plenty of places to explore in Durham. First-year students have the advantage of beginning...
Self-Guided Downtown Durham Walking Tour
Enjoy this self-guided walking tour of downtown Durham starting at the Visitor Info Center at 212 West Main Street. In it, you'll explore CCB Plaza, American Tobacco Campus, Five Points, and more.
Downtown Durham Walking Tour
Got a couple of hours? How about an afternoon? There's much to discover in and around downtown Durham.
Tour Like a Champion We recognize that a short trip to Durham or lay over between stops looks a bit different than before. Above all else, we want you to know that we spend every day thinking of how to ensure your safety as you travel to and visit Durham. Some of our small businesses have chosen to open and implement stringent requirements to keep themselves and their customers safe; some have chosen to remain...
Discover Durham Virtual Tour
Discover Durham is bringing prospective visitors closer to Durham than ever before.
Now anyone can take a 360-degree online virtual tour of Durham, NC. Using a mobile device or computer, experience immersive sky and ground views of downtown Durham. Visit http://360.durham-nc.com to take the online Discover Durham Virtual Tour. To view it use an internet-connected mobile device or desktop computer. There’s no need to download an app or use a special device dedicated for viewing. Once on the website see stunning aerial views above Durham, 360-degree views...
Tour Durham's Tobacco History
At one time, it could have been said that all buildings in Durham were tobacco buildings.
This content is adapted from the Tobacco Heritage Tour booklet, produced by Preservation Durham for their 18th Annual Old Durham Tour. For more information, download the full booklet (PDF). Tobacco was the lifeblood of Durham's economy from the time of the town's founding in the 1800s until the gradual demise of the cigarette industry in the late 1900s. In fact, Durham's first nickname, the Bull City, came from the logo of Genuine Durham smoking tobacco...
These self-guided tours highlight a range of major Durham attractions.
Explore some of Durham's popular and unique sites by foot, from a vehicle, or while enjoying a beverage aboard a traveling bar.
Get an inside look at Durham's celebrated culinary scene and local favorites.
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.