Valentine's & Galentine's Day Love Stories & Broken Hearts Walking Tour

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Valentine's & Galentine's Day Love Stories & Broken Hearts Walking Tour

Come on this fun walking tour with your sweetheart or a gal pal and hear some entertaining local stories of true love and broken hearts!

When and where

Date and time


200 N. Blount St. Governor's Mansion In the middle of the block, on the sidewalk outside the front gate Raleigh, NC 27601

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How to get there

About this event

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This tour is being run by Raleigh Walking Tours. If you are a media or news outlet, I appreciate your free promotion of this tour, but PLEASE publish the correct information!!! Dates and times for this tour change from year to year! I would appreciate it if you would state that advance signup is REQUIRED, and I would very much appreciate it if you would publish the link to the signup page, which is Thank you very much!

This tour is pay-what-you-want ! If you enjoy the tour, please compensate your guide appropriately! CASH ONLY please! Payment is collected at the end of the tour.

Usually, the guide receives $15 to $20 per adult, but you are free to give more or less than that, depending on how you feel about your tour. As you can imagine, the tour guide has to work hard to earn your appreciation!

Tours have always been pay-what-you-want, but advance registration is now MANDATORY. If you do not sign up through Eventbrite for a spot on the tour, you will not be allowed to participate.

Think outside the box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day and take your sweetheart on this entertaining walking tour featuring historic local love stories, some of which end tragically in broken hearts!

Don’t have a date? Then bring a group of gal pals and make it a cool Galentine’s Day outing instead! Or just treat yourself to a fun afternoon out!

PLEASE NOTE: Because it’s February, I won’t keep you out in the cold ‘til you freeze!  The tour lasts approximately 1 hour, but may be slightly longer depending on the size and speed of the group.  I have budgeted 1 hour and 15 minutes for this tour to be on the safe side!

We will start at the Governor's Mansion at 200 N. Blount St.  The Governor's Mansion takes up an entire city block, so please make sure that you are on the Blount St. side of the mansion. The starting point is in the middle of the block, outside of the mansion's front gate. This is a walking tour!  It is NOT a tour of the Governor's Mansion.  

Please do NOT attempt to enter the grounds of the Governor's Mansion at any time, especially through any of the entrances at the corners of the block. Also, please do not call the Governor's Mansion or buzz any of the intercoms at the Mansion gates.  

The tour will finish near the Legislative Building/History Museum at 16 W. Jones St., which is approximately 2 blocks from the starting point. Please plan your parking accordingly!  There is plenty of free parking both on the street and in parking lots near the starting point.  In addition, there will not be any restroom breaks or stops for food/drinks, and we will not be entering any buildings during the tour.