Page-Walker Arts and History Center

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Discover Cary’s history at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Built in 1868 as a railroad hotel by Town of Cary founder Allison Francis Page, it is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. A complete restoration in the 1990s converted the building into an arts and history center for the citizens of Cary. Today the center is alive with classes, events, concerts, social gatherings, historical and fine arts exhibitions.

Page-Walker Arts & History CenterFeatures

  • Cary Heritage Museum
  • Art Gallery exhibitions
  • Historic architecture and furnishings
  • Classrooms and meeting rooms
  • Rental spaces and wedding venues
  • Page Smokehouse and the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Garden


Educational Offerings

A wide range classes and programs are offered year round at the Page-Walker. Subjects include language arts, music, dance, and digital photography to name a few. Summer camps cover topics from historical explorations of the Civil War, traditional games and toys, even documentary video production. For information on the current schedule see Programs and Classes.

Page-Walker Educational Offerings
  • Classes for adults
  • Historic walking tours of Downtown Cary
  • Museum internships for college credit
  • Preservation programs
  • Classes for youth
  • Group tours for adults, schools, and scouts
  • Summer camps and track-out camps
  • Art Exhibitions

    The Page-Walker Arts & History Center presents art exhibitions in both its first and second floor galleries. The public is invited to view the works of talented regional artists on display during regular public hours, however it is recommended that one call ahead as these are multi-purpose spaces and may be in use for other activities.

    The Page-Walker Arts & History Center participates in Cary Art Loop on the Final Fridays of the month from 6-8 p.m. Cary Art Loop highlights Triangle arts & culture, with participating art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and other businesses offering extended hours to showcase art, music and more! These receptions offer a chance to meet the artists and join others in the exciting unveiling of new works.

    Refreshments are provided. Don’t miss the next reception; visit Monthly Gallery Exhibitions for details!

    Call for Artists

    Town of Cary offers solo and group art exhibition opportunities at Page Walker Arts & History Center and other facilities around town. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit an application anytime. Application deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Download an application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view), or pick one up at Page-Walker Arts & History Center,  Cary Arts Center.

    Contact:  Denise Dickens, Public Art Coordinator

    Rental Venues

    The historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center is a perfect location for weddings, receptions, business meetings and social gatherings. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, large windows and fine art provide an elegant, intimate and charming setting. The Page-Walker’s beautifully landscaped garden area is a popular site for wedding ceremonies. For rental information or to arrange for a tour of the facility, please contact Theresa Dolan at (919) 460-4963.

    Page-Walker Garden

    Special Events at Page-Walker Arts & History Center

    The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is host to a wide variety of special events and concerts, including the Friends of Page-Walker Winter Concert Series, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Friends Historic Preservation programs, Herbfest, Starlight Concert Series, Haunted Tales of Yesteryear, Holiday Open House and many more.

    For information on special events please see the Special Events and Concerts page.

    Page-Walker Starlight Concert


    Kris Carmichael, Operations & Program Supervisor - Historical Facilities | (919) 460-4971

    Jennifer Hocken, Program Specialist - Historical & Cultural | (919) 462-3963

    Theresa Dolan, Customer Service Representative | (919) 460-4963

    Visitor Information and Directions

    Telephone: (919) 460-4963
    Address: 119 Ambassador Loop
    Mailing Address: PO Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512-8005

    Link to Google Map

    The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is located in downtown Cary on Town Hall Campus off North Academy Street, between Chapel Hill Road and Chatham Street.


    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Friday Evenings, Saturdays after 1 p.m. and Sundays: Special Events & Rentals Only

    The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is closed on all official Town holidays.

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