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“Go at Christmas!” 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 #29 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Go at Christmas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you don't go any other time, go at Christmas. This place is so well decorated you'll want to go home and do the same at your own house. Like Biltmore, only a much smaller scale. Lots of history, Fun especially when you have a tour guide given you all the scoop on current and past governors and their families.

Visited December 2011
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Open House at Christmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I went there with some family members to see the Executive Mansion decorated for Christmas. It was lovely.

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Cary, North Carolina
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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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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 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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“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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