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“Cool to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Executive Mansion

Executive Mansion
200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 807 7950
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Ranked #26 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Cary, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cool to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

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

Visited September 2011
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Raleigh NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great at Christmas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The mansion is always a pretty good tour though I'm not sure of the schedule, however it is a must see at Christmas - go after dark to see the lights on the grounds!

Visited December 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Don't get me wrong the house is very cool, and historic. But you see only a few rooms downstairs on the tour. The tour leaves you with the, "That's it?" feeling

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Cary, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
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“beautiful inside, chronicle of NC history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

If you get the opportunity to tour the first floor inside, dont pass it up. Tours are offered around Christmas and around gubernatorial inauguration.

Visited December 2011
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North Carolina
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“What's inside?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

My husband and I took a 'garden tour' which was very disappointing. There wasn't much discussion about the history of the garden, let alone the building. Raleigh could do much better than this, especially since we didn't even get a peek inside on a hot summer day.

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