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Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 807 7950
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Ranked #33 of 75 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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 stars Reviewed January 18, 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Raleigh, NC
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The North Carolina Executive Mansion is a beautiful jewel that belongs to the people of North Carolina. For some who visit, they leave with the feeling that there should be more to see. However, the other floors of the mansion are used for business offices for the staff, security personnel and the private quarters for the First Family. None of... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you don't go any other time, go at Christmas. This place is so well decorated you'll want to go home and do the same at your own house. Like Biltmore, only a much smaller scale. Lots of history, Fun especially when you have a tour guide given you all the scoop on current and past governors and their families.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I went there with some family members to see the Executive Mansion decorated for Christmas. It was lovely.

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Lovely area, lovely place to visit. Beautiful historic Oakwood nearby, good restaurants in the area too

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