Historic Oak View Programs & Events

class of elementary students raising their hands during a park program in the livestock barn

Historic Oak View County Park offers a variety of program options for members of the public, groups, camps and major events focused on the natural, cultural and recreational opportunities of Wake County.

Public Programs

Historic Oak View offers a variety of public programs that invite visitors to explore and connect with daily farm life. Public programs are offered for all ages and include aspects of Oak View's history, nature or recreational opportunities. We also offer several self-guided activities for small groups or families, which allow you to tour the property on your own while learning about a topic related to Oak View's history through fun and interactive hands-on activities.

Group Programs

Historic Oak View County Park offers curriculum-based educational programs for students to use the lens of change over time to learn about the daily lives of 19th- and 20th-century farmers. Through hands-on activities and engaging presentations, your students will leave Oak View with a deeper understanding of the lives of the people –  enslaved and free, landowner and landless – who lived, worked and built community at Oak View before and after the Civil War.

Virtual Group Programs

Historic Oak View County Park offers engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Get an interactive, educational experience and bring Oak View into your own space!

Historic Oak View Digital Resources

Many different activities created by park staff will allow you to enjoy Historic Oak View County Park from home!

Events Calendar

Our events calendar shows upcoming events in the park that may impact visitors in the park. These include our own major events, but also events hosted by outside organizations, such as marathons.