Historic Downtown Apex
- Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, received official designation as a Historic District in 1994.
- The Downtown Historic District has commercial/residential buildings dating back to the late 1800s which represent a large variety of architectural styles. Many buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Apex train depot, built sometime between 1867 and 1873, is designated as a Wake County landmark. The depot location marked the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. An old caboose has been added to the site and serves as a historical museum.
For information about a walking tour highlighting the Historic Downtown District, contact the Apex Historical Society.
Holiday Historic Homes Tour
A Christmas Historic Home Tour takes place annually on the 1st Sunday in December in the downtown area. For additional information, contact the Apex Historical Society.
Apex Downtown Business Alliance
The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) is an organization of volunteers, whose mission is to facilitate teamwork, communication, and promotional activities among downtown business owners, community leaders, service organizations, citizens, and sponsors.
Many of the programs and activities that bring thousands of people to Downtown Apex and the surrounding area are sponsored directly by the ADBA, or in partnerships with other local organizations. Some examples are Peakfest, Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Peak City Pigfest, Fourth of July celebration, Jazz Festival, Trick or Treat on Salem Street, Christmas on Salem Street, and the annual Apex Christmas Parade. These programs and activities undoubtedly lead to increased business revenue and add substantially to the viability of Downtown Apex as a great place to do business.
Visit their website to learn more, and to view a list of downtown shops and services.
Apex Farmers Market
- From April to October
- Every Saturday during open months
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
- Baked goods
- Bath and body products
- Fresh fruit