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Address: 200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919 807 7950
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the...

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.

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The Best Tour Ever!

After passing through security ( after all the Governor does live here ) you are greeted by very friendly staff that guide you through the open to the public rooms on the ground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paul M
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After passing through security ( after all the Governor does live here ) you are greeted by very friendly staff that guide you through the open to the public rooms on the ground floor. A beautiful place and a tribute to all Governors and the people of North Carolina

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Matthews, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New Friends of the Carolinas travel group visited the Executive Mansion on their way to the State Capital and were welcomed to a early morning of history and hospitality. This is an informative tour that will surprise and delight the visitor. If you're into history, architecture or gardening, you will not be disappointed in what the tour guides have to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The gardens around the Executive mansion are as impressive if not more than the mansion itself. I particularly like the vegetable gardens. They supply the governor and his family with a lot of their fresh produce. The flower collections are very well done. My garden club arranged a private tour. This can be done by calling the governor's office. The... More 

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Thank Mark B
Greenville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Toured the home as a part of a field trip. I love this old home. It is not only beautiful, but what a treasure for North Carolina. We should be proud of this attraction. The staff were very helpful and friendly. This was not my first tour--I love the Holiday tour as well. Great site to visit in Raleigh.

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Thank Charles C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This venue, if you can get in, reminds you of old North Carolina and North Carolina history. Each governor puts their stamp on the place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I had the pleasure of viewing the decorated Executive Mansion during the holiday open house. There was security but they just looked in our purses and had us go through a metal detector. We were then free to look around on the first floor of this historic building. We were also allowed to take photos which was nice. Inside the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I did this tour some time ago with a group of friends of mine and it was very nice. You are just allowed to see the lower floor since the upper floor has the private areas where the governor lives. Overall it was a nice experience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I went there long ago for an open house. Not quite sure what the occasion was. It is decorated in a beautiful way. The lower floor open to the public. We had treats at the dinning table prepared from the chef. It was wonderful. The chef came out of the kitchen to great and say hello to the guests I... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After seeing reviews and press on the Christmas lights and tours of the Mansion, you can imagine my surprise when I arrived during the day between Christmas and New Years to find the Mansion closed till March. What a waste of taxpayers money to have it lavishly decorated and only show it a few times. There info said nothing about... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I understand that governors can't stay in one place all the time since they are on the go a lot as an elected representative. However, if I were governor, they would have a difficult time pulling me away from this beautiful mansion built to be my home for the next 4-8 years. It's a stunning house, in my opinion, with... More 

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