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 Walking Tour produced by the Friends of Page-Walker in 2018. Learn more about the historic buildings in Downtown Cary with the Time for a Little History walking tour that is great for the whole family!
- 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
Subjects offered through the Page-Walker Arts & History Center 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. If you are interested in offering a course, camp, or other program at the Page-Walker, please complete a program proposal. Visit myCary to search for upcoming programs.
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. Art Exhibitions are not available while the Page-Walker Arts & History Center is closed.
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. Rental information and rental policies and procedures are available online. To arrange for a tour or book a room, please contact Jennifer Hocken. Reservations are not being accepted while the Page-Walker Arts & History Center is closed.
The Page-Walker Arts & History Center is host to a wide variety of special events including the Friends of Page-Walker Concert Series, Preservation Series, and Herbfest, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Starlight Concert Series, Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary, Victorian Christmas, Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, and many more. For upcoming events at the Page-Walker, see the calendar. To get email alerts about programs and events, sign up for our mailing list. Special Events at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center will resume when the facility reopens.
Most Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources facilities are currently closed. This action follows Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order restricting public gathering sizes, and is taken to encourage social distancing and prioritize the health of Cary's citizens. Learn more about the Town of Cary's COVID-19 response.