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Mordecai Historic Park

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Address: 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone Number: 919 857 4362
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Great historical destination for an afternoon!

During my last trip to Raleigh I decided to check out the Mordecai house. I took a guided tour through the many buildings in the park. My tour guide, Katie Vanhoy was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
nomad3817
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Front Royal, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

During my last trip to Raleigh I decided to check out the Mordecai house. I took a guided tour through the many buildings in the park. My tour guide, Katie Vanhoy was very informative and personable, answering my many many questions! I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed and learned throughout my tour. The park is beautiful itself... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited here on a Christmas Open House and the admission was free. Toured the main house which had Christmas decorations from different times and told about this history of Christmas in the United States. Main house was nicely decorated with several Christmas trees decorated in different time spans that showed the evolution of Christmas Decorations. It was very educational. House... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The staffing at the venue has always been kind and gracious to the students from the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I started at the Joel Lane house and walked through part of the historic Oakwood district to the Mordecai Historic park. The tour guide at the Joel Lane house recommended I not arrive before 1pm because school groups tour the grounds in the morning. If you visit the Raleigh Visitors website you can easily find the hours of operation. I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went to the Haunted Lantern Tour for Halloween and it was fantastic! We had to get tickets ahead of time, because last year we couldn't get in because it was sold out! Excited I got to go this year, I was prepared! So, I wasn't entirely sure about what to expect, then I heard it was a "scary" tour.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wish I'd had time for the house tour. The grounds are lovely, and I did get to see several of the outbuildings. I recommend a visit because it's so pretty! Definitely worth the drive just a bit outside downtown.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had a couple of hours to kill before I caught my plane from Raleigh on Monday. The "travel magazine" in the hotel listed this as an inexpensive option. I plugged the address into the GPS and off I went. The first sign the place was closed was there were no cars in the parking lot. The second sign, there... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We had time to kill before heading out to Farm Aid 2014. My wife found this gem in a things to do publication and on a whim we hurried downtown on Saturday morning to see the park. For $5 we got an extensive hour-long tour through the historic Mordecai house, the (separate) house that former U.S. President Andrew Johnson was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great tour, very low cost and worth it. Fran did a great job, answered all of our questions. Would recommend.

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Lawrenceville, GA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the US, was born in the little kitchen house where is mother worked behind a hotel in Raleigh. The house contains a coat that he made by hand as a young man who had learned the tailor trade. Other facts about his humble beginnings are displayed there. Other period historic buildings are included on the... More 

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