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Tucker House

Historical Resources and Museum Program

Last updated Oct. 02, 2017 - 2:59 pm
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This beautiful neo-classic revival style home is located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Oakwood Neighborhood. The Tucker House is a non-staffed facility that can be rented for meetings, weddings, reception, and parties. To schedule an appointment contact Vanessa Jeter 919-996-4363.

Location

418 N. Person Street | Get Directions

Contact: Joshua Ingersoll | 919-996-4361

Site Features & Hours

Hours: The Tucker House is a non-staffed facility. If you are interested in renting the Tucker House and would like a tour of the facility please contact Vanessa Jeter 919-996-4363.

Site Features

  • Available for rentals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Downstairs accessible
  • On site parking
  • Some tables and chairs available for rental use

History

The Tucker House was built in 1914 for Garland S. Tucker, owner of G.S. Tucker Furniture Company. The home was donated to the City of Raleigh by the Tucker Family in 1975. At that time, the home was located one block west, at 420 N. Blount Street.

It was moved to its present site by the City and renovated as a Community Meeting House.

Read more history about the Tucker House.

Rentals

The Tucker House does not offer an informal reservation system. The facility is booked on a first come first serve basis.

To start the rental process, all applicants must contact and meet with the Historic Sites Rental Manager,Vanessa Jeter.

The Tucker House is available to rent everyday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. excluding holidays.

Venue details: The Tucker House dates to 1914 and is a beautiful and historic setting for small weddings, receptions, parties, and other special events. The downstairs features a parlor, piano room, dining room, two sitting rooms, and spacious catering kitchen. The downstairs can accommodate 100 people, or 50 for a seated event. No dancing is allowed in the Tucker House, as it retains its original flooring.

Rental Rates

  • $100/hour with a minimum of four consecutive hours for residents.
  • Non Residents- $150/hr with a minimum of four consecutive hours
  • $20 supervisory fee for set up day before event.
  • $250 damage deposit (refundable).
  • $80 cleaning fee.
  • $15 application fee (non-refundable).
  • $50 alcohol permit fee (non-refundable).

Events & Exhibits

The Tucker House is part of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood's Candlelight Tours in December. Check back soon for more information.

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at the Tucker House please contact Historic Sites Manager Joshua Ingersoll or view the volunteer information for the Historic Resources and Museum Program.

Membership

As a member you will help revitalize and preserve North Carolina's history. You will also enjoy cross program perks at the City of Raleigh Museum, The Raleigh Trolley, Mordecai Historic Park, Borden, Tucker, and Pope House Museum.

There are many perks:
  • Free admission to select site and museum events;
  • Free admission for select tours;
  • Free admission to select lectures;
  • Free admission to Mordecai Historic Park;
  • Free admission to City of Raleigh Museum;
  • 10 percent gift shop discount at Mordecai and City Museum;
  • 10 percent discount on all site rentals; and,
  • The Raleigh Register Program Newsletter.
You can join the COR Museum Friends Group or the Mordecai Square Association; perks convey to each.

Artifacts

The Tucker House features beautiful antiques dating to the early 1900s. Several pieces belonged to the Tucker Family and many pieces were donated to the home by the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood.

Virtual Tour

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