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Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604
919 857 4362
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Ranked #31 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Enfield, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This tour is educational, fun and simple. There's not a lot of fancy displays or interactive devices which actually makes it more charming. The tour guide was very informative and down-to-earth. The main house, which is over 200 years old, is the primary attraction though there are several outbuildings, three of which we entered, that are similarly aged. It took... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Two short tours of the main house, and of a few of the houses in the grounds, all close together. About 1 hour in total. Very interesting and very well worth the $5 ticket! Definitely one of the best history attractions I've visited.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Enjoyed Sat morning tour of house and grounds. Lots of interesting details for this non-resident. I joined a tour made up of folks who all knew each other and was made to feel welcomed and part of the group. Definitely suggest getting the combo ticket to include the trolley tour which was a lot of fun.

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Miami, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Want a quick overview of the area? This hour long tour will give you just that. It leaves from the Mordecai house and is worth the time. - Great for families because it is not so long that you lose interest.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I work right by Mordecai and sometimes bring my lunch to the park. The homes in the neighborhood are super charming, it's nice to just walk around, but there seems to always be some sketchy guy or guys milling around, no matter what day of the week. I've stopped going by myself, as I'm getting older and can't run away... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

They have done a nice job maintaining the Mordecai Park considering they have a low budget. It does provide an interesting history of a part of early Raleigh.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We have taken our grandchildren to this beautiful home for years. Back to when we had the Freedom Train coming through and the 1776 -1976 Celebrations. One of my favorite places to spend the afternoon....just before lunch at Logans.

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My Mom and I went to Mordecai Park to tour the house for Christmas. It was beautiful! We arrived before the main house was opened, but enjoyed our time viewing the grounds and smaller buildings. The staff was friendly and answered any all questions for us.

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Nashville, TN
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417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We love historic sites and places with presidential connections. We found both at Mordecai Historic Park. The park provides flexibility to fit individual taste and time constraints; visitors may tour the outside buildings, tour the inside of the Mordecai house, or tour everything. We opted for everything and were happy with the choice. Fees are reasonable. Our guide in the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

These buildings are beautiful and really well preserved. The park takes you back to old Raleigh antebellum style! The only bad thing I can say is the tour guides are a little disorganized and although well versed in the history of the home, not as well knowledgable in the general history of the era!

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