Kirby Building
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Explore Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour

This free 2-hour, 3.5 mile walking tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix; the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the next steps the City is taking to plan the future of the park.

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Our walking tours are very popular and fill up quickly! Registration is required.  


Please Note: Walking up hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. There are no bathrooms in the park and no drinkable water, so please plan to bring a water bottle. The tour will be rescheduled if there is inclement weather.


Location: Kirby Building at Dix Park, 1700 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603