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Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
+1 919-996-4364
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Go on a Saturday when the trolley is running

This was a bit of a let down for us... we visited on a weekday, and called ahead before we left to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle M
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Boston, Massachusetts
Restful place in middle of city

It is a small historical park. The buildings are restored with keeping in mind their value to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
SWEETIESAMKITTIE
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CARY,N.C.
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1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bit of a let down for us... we visited on a weekday, and called ahead before we left to drive there (with a few questions about the trolley and parking). The lady we spoke to was very helpful but unfortunately didn't mention...More

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It is a small historical park. The buildings are restored with keeping in mind their value to history. Beautiful flowers and gardens.

Thank SWEETIESAMKITTIE
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It’s hard to say which is the bigger attraction – the Mordecai House, a rambling antebellum plantation house filled with original family furnishings, or the modest, two-story frame house that was the birthplace of our nation’s 17th president. Fortunately, visitors get to see both –...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great tour learned a great deal from our tour guide Caroline. She was well informed and very enthusiastic. Handled all questions well!

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Mordecai Historic Park is a great place if you have a few hours to relax. They offer a trolly tour and a tour of the houses and buildings. We were offered a discount package for the trolley and park tour. We decided to dot just...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The main attraction is the Mordecai house, which is a a very interesting plantation house with portions dating back to the 18th century. The interesting part is that most of the furnishings are original to the family. Tour is very good and includes the kitchen...More

1  Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide, Caroline gave our small group of 6 an excellent informative tour of the Mordecai house located exactly where it was built plus 4 other original buildings, Andrew Johnson's supposed birthplace, the Badger-Iredell law office, St. Mark's chapel and kitchen, that were moved...More

3  Thank Stucolco
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I couldn't make it to the guided tour this year but did go to the open house where you can view the house on your own. The grounds are well kept and I was surprised there were still flowers in the garden so that was...More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Very fascinating history and well educated tour guide. There is a lot to take in as you go around. I highly recommend taking time to read about the history further in the books offered in the gift shop.

1  Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Once the largest plantation in the county and the house itself is the oldest one still at its original location. From 1745. Take the tour if you can and wander the grounds and visit the outbuildings. Very cool considering how close it is to downtown...More

1  Thank Linda B
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I personally do not know how far away it is but if you are used to inner city walking , then I think that it is very doable. It is quite difficult to find parking in downtown Raleigh period, but not impossible. Hope you... More
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