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“Little bit of history in downtown Raleigh” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mordecai Historic Park

Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604
919 857 4362
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Ranked #19 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Little bit of history in downtown Raleigh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Neat little area in downtown Raleigh. Has Andrew Johnson's (17th President) birthplace, and a few other small buildings that were all local in the 19th century. Very informative place and a knowledgable staff. Mordecai house itself is an interesting tour. Several local paranormal investigators have done visits there. Just a really neat place to spend an afternoon.

Visited May 2011
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Tena, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pretty boring for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I'm an actual 4th generation Raleigh native, so take it from me: unless you live in walking distance to here, save your time and gas money. This historic "park", prounounced "Mor-da-key", is hardly ever open to the public. It's more for pre-arranged school tours, of which 3rd graders couldn't care less about. My own daughter had to go and hated it. The only reason I rate it 3 stars is because they recently started having small summer blue-grass concerts there in the yard, complete with a pizza truck, icecream cart, and BEER. NOW we're talkin'!!!

Visited August 2011
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Apex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Small, but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Interesting place to check out in Raleigh - good tour, very fact filled.

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Asheville,NC
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34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Fun and Funky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Took an auto tour around the neighborhood and at at Market Restaurant--tasty and fun.

Visited January 2012
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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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“A great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The docents here were knowledgable and willing to take all the time needed to answer our many questions as there was MUCH to see and learn. Certainly am happy efforts were taken to save these buildings and that they are available for the public to see. This tour was an added treat to our wonderful trip to Raleigh.

Visited January 2012
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