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Mordecai Historic Park

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Address: 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
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+1 919-996-4364
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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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 14 November 2016
Evin4Me
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Raleigh, NC
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Morganton, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to go as a couple or with your family and take a tour. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the history. Great gift shop. Learn about the relationship to slavery in Raleigh. Enjoy your visit

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Thank 494budh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I majored in History and always enjoy visiting historic homes. My wife and I have driven by the Mordecai House on a few occasions and one day finally dropped by for a look. We had an amazing tour of the house, the tour guide was very articulate and informative. This is the oldest hours in Raleigh in its original location...and... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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
Mississauga, Canada
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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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Long island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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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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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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