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Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
+1 919-996-4364
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Great tour of several historic buildings

The main attraction is the Mordecai house, which is a a very interesting plantation house with... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Zach F
Excellent tour of Raleigh historical sites

Our tour guide, Caroline gave our small group of 6 an excellent informative tour of the Mordecai... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Stucolco
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
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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

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 29 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

1  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

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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.

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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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent about 2 hours touring the Mordecai home and grounds. Justin was our tour guide and did an amazing job of explaining the history of the Mordecai family and each of the buildings on site. She was incredibly knowledgeable and including...More

1  Thank DakotaBrwn
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Our kids thoroughly enjoyed our self guided tour of the grounds and house. Very interesting story of the family that once lived there.

Thank Kristi M
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Mordecai as part of a school field trip. The house was very interesting and had many artifacts. The trolley ride showed you some amazing old buildings in downtown Raleigh and gave you just enough of the history behind them. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Erin K
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We got married in the very old and very small Chapel on the grounds. Lovely place for a wedding. Also great place for a picnic during the warm weather months.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

My daughter lives in this area in a high rise bldg. My husband and I love the old homes there and it is such a beautiful area for touring and walking! A must see part of Raleigh~

Thank bonniewest2017
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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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