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Address: 200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 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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A large gothic house

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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283 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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Thank NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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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Thank sophiedog729
Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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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1 Thank EFHOWE
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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2 Thank John F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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1 Thank NancyP01
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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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2 Thank Northcountrychick
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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2 Thank karin j
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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