Known as the City of Oaks, Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States that was planned, laid out, and populated specifically to be a state capital. After the Civil War, Raleigh became a bustling community for emancipated slaves, with churches, public schools, and some of the nation’s first higher learning institutions for black men and women. Full of historic neighborhoods and buildings, Raleigh is old and new at the same time, with visual and performing arts and major sports franchises, among the museums and green spaces. The city is home to North Carolina State University, which oversees the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, a free, year-round public arboretum and botanical garden.
The William B. Umstead State Park covers a total area 5,579 acres which is located between the cities of Durham,Cary and Raleigh. The state park is composed...
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