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Address: 200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-807-7950
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This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the...

This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the Queen Anne-style of Victorian architecture, is home to the governor of North Carolina and his family. Although the mansion itself is currently closed to the general public, free tours of the grounds are still available.

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Holiday Tour

I had the pleasure of viewing the decorated Executive Mansion during the holiday open house. There was security but they just looked in our purses and had us go through a metal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I had the pleasure of viewing the decorated Executive Mansion during the holiday open house. There was security but they just looked in our purses and had us go through a metal detector. We were then free to look around on the first floor of this historic building. We were also allowed to take photos which was nice. Inside the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I did this tour some time ago with a group of friends of mine and it was very nice. You are just allowed to see the lower floor since the upper floor has the private areas where the governor lives. Overall it was a nice experience.

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Thank LilianCap
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I went there long ago for an open house. Not quite sure what the occasion was. It is decorated in a beautiful way. The lower floor open to the public. We had treats at the dinning table prepared from the chef. It was wonderful. The chef came out of the kitchen to great and say hello to the guests I... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

After seeing reviews and press on the Christmas lights and tours of the Mansion, you can imagine my surprise when I arrived during the day between Christmas and New Years to find the Mansion closed till March. What a waste of taxpayers money to have it lavishly decorated and only show it a few times. There info said nothing about... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

I understand that governors can't stay in one place all the time since they are on the go a lot as an elected representative. However, if I were governor, they would have a difficult time pulling me away from this beautiful mansion built to be my home for the next 4-8 years. It's a stunning house, in my opinion, with... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The executive mansion is different from most and takes a bit of getting used to. It is attractive on the inside and is considered an architectural gem for Raleigh.

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3 Thank John F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

While there are limited tours of the inside, you can drive or walk around the entire space and peek in through the iron fence. The gardens and house are beautiful year-round.

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2 Thank NancyP01
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We took several Japanese ladies through the house and gardens. They were very impressed with the house, but even more so with the lovely gardens and bee hives. The guide we had was so sweet! I have only been in the house three times in the last thirty years, but do wish more of it was open to the public....

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RALEIGH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Every Christmas the mansion is open to view the magnificent trees and decorations in all the downstairs rooms. The bonus is that local schools are invited to perform during the day. We have talent in Wake County!!!

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2 Thank karin j
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

Take the kids to see this beautiful, historic site. The tour guides (Docent's) are awesome. We went on a school field trip. The 4th graders loved it. They were engaged and entertained during the tour and learned a thing or two along the way.

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