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Mordecai Historic Park

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Address: 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
Phone Number: +1 919-857-4362
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Mordecai Historic Park a must do

We have lived in the area for years, and one day, sought out a trolley tour, not knowing if one even existed! We were thrilled to have found the one that is at the Modecai park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Raleigh, NC
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Garner, North Carolina
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well restored park chuck full of history. Many interesting buildings and artifacts. Also a well educated and professional staff. Combine with the Raleigh Trolley Tour if you are visiting on a Saturday.

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Raleigh, NC
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in the area for years, and one day, sought out a trolley tour, not knowing if one even existed! We were thrilled to have found the one that is at the Modecai park. The Trolley tour is great, not too long, very informative. A great thing to do with visiting guests. Then, we did the house and... More 

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Thank Evin4Me
Oakville, Canada
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39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I recently visited this historic site which offers a combined ticket to visit the house and a trolley ride around the city for $15. Both the house and trolley guides were knowledgeable and passionate about history. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank Stephanie M
Long island, New York
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

An area which has a niche audience in a particular part of Raleigh. Grounds and history are more impressive than the actual offerings.

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Thank calvero
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This old house is a wonderful example of a house that started very simply and grew as the family and its needs expanded. It is simple in style and has many examples of period furniture. Growing up in Raleigh, I have seen many lovely old homes demolished throughout the years, and am so very glad this one was saved. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Mordecai is one of my favorite places to visit. Tour the home, walk leisurely through the property, check out the birthplace of President Andrew Johnson and just relax and smell the fresh air. Hard to believe you're so close to downtown. Make sure to check out the beautifully stained fencing around the garden (I helped stain it!). Saturdays you can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a real gem in the heart of Raleigh, NC. Beautifully preserved well kept mansion where most artifacts are the originals. The furniture is excellently well kept and cared for. The property also contains the original barn. There are other buildings as well to visit such as the house where President Andrew Johnson was born, a chapel and a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The area is historic, but it doesn't appear to be maintained very well. The historic items in their museum are interesting.

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1 Thank Lynda W
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We decided to take the 11am trolley ride, made reservations, which is good, then the tour of the plantation with the small buildings, very informational.

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Philadelphia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My nephew is a huge fan of history, especially antiques and learning about how things were done in the “old days”. We were fortunate to find information on the Mordecai Historic Park online so that we could plan a visit. The grounds are charming and the guided tour was very informative and quick-paced. We did not feel rushed and were... More 

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