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Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604
919 857 4362
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Ranked #27 of 78 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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
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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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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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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We did not tour the house, but did take the trolley tour. It was a nice 1-hour overview of downtown Raleigh and its history, especially for our out of town guests. Good way to determine which spots you might like to visit. Was great way for my senior citizen parents and grandma to see the city without walking too much.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My family and I signed up for the Mordecai House tour along with the Raleigh Trolley tour, and it is cheaper if you sign up for both at the same time. Our tour guide was a former history teacher and was excellent at relating the history of the house and grounds. Pictures are allowed inside the building as long as... More

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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