A complete restoration in the 1990s converted the old Page-Walker Hotel into a living resource for the citizens of Cary. Today, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center is alive with classes, events, concerts, social gatherings, historical and fine arts exhibitions.
Learn more about the history of the Page-Walker, the story of its restoration, and take a self-guided tour of the facility with the new Walking Tour produced by the Friends of Page-Walker in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Page-Walker in 2018. Pick up your copy today!
- Cary Heritage Museum
- Art galleries
- Historic architecture and furnishings
- Classrooms and meeting spaces
- Rental spaces and wedding venues
- Page Smokehouse and Anne B. Kratzer Educational Garden
A wide range of classes and programs are offered year-round at the Page-Walker. Subjects include language arts, music, wellness, history, photography, and more. Summer camp offerings include clowning, history, traditional games, video games, Bluegrass music, and documentary film making. For descriptions of our current course and camp offerings, visit the Program Guides. If you are interested in offering a course, camp, or other program at the Page-Walker complete a Course Proposal form or contact Jennifer Hocken.
- Classes for children, teens, adults, and seniors
- Historic walking tours of downtown Cary
- Museum internships
- Preservation programs
- Group tours for adults, schools, and scouts
- Summer and track-out camps
The Page-Walker presents art exhibitions in the 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 you call ahead as these are multi-purpose spaces and may be in use for other activities.
The Page-Walker participates in Cary Art Loop on the Final Friday of each month, 6-8 pm. Refreshments are provided and the receptions offer a chance to meet the artists and join others in the exciting unveiling of new works.
The 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. Visit Art Galleries for more information and an application.
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 is a popular site for wedding ceremonies. For rental information or to arrange for a tour of the facility, please contact Theresa Dolan.
Special Events and Programs
The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is host to a wide variety of special events and concerts, including the Friends of Page-Walker Concert Series, Preservation Series, and Herbfest, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Starlight Concert Series, Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary, Holiday Open House, Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, and many more. For upcoming events at the Page-Walker, see the calendar.