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Mordecai Historic Park

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Address: 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1203
Phone Number: 919 857 4362
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A Walk into History!

My nephew is a huge fan of history, especially antiques and learning about how things were done in the “old days”. We were fortunate to find information on the Mordecai Historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenny H
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Philadelphia
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a real gem in the heart of Raleigh, NC. Beautifully preserved well kept mansion where most artifacts are the originals. The furniture is excellently well kept and cared for. The property also contains the original barn. There are other buildings as well to visit such as the house where President Andrew Johnson was born, a chapel and a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is historic, but it doesn't appear to be maintained very well. The historic items in their museum are interesting.

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Thank Lynda W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the 11am trolley ride, made reservations, which is good, then the tour of the plantation with the small buildings, very informational.

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Philadelphia
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My nephew is a huge fan of history, especially antiques and learning about how things were done in the “old days”. We were fortunate to find information on the Mordecai Historic Park online so that we could plan a visit. The grounds are charming and the guided tour was very informative and quick-paced. We did not feel rushed and were... More 

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Thank Jenny H
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love historical places so Mordecai Historic Park was right up my alley. Took my boys (10 & 12) and they enjoyed as well. Our tour guide was very informative and fun.

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Thank Cindy M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a major attraction, not sure why, as this hidden treasure measures up to the colonial house tours of Northern Virginia. Absolutely take the tour.

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Thank DaveInRaleigh
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had an hour to kill as we waited for a flight out of Raleigh. The Mordecai plantation had good ratings and was near the airport so we headed there. The historical homes were well preserved (and air conditioned) and furnished/decorated with original furniture, paintings and dinnerware. The tour guide shared delightful stories about the 5 generations who lived in... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Wonderful experience guided by knowledgeable Docent. We learned a lot about Raleigh in the time period of the home. This was the largest plantation in Wake County and is the oldest house in Raleigh on its original location. The house has much of the original furniture still in it and the buildings have been restored and well maintained.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Beautiful home and history in this little pocket of Raleigh that you may have passed by or strolled through the park on occasion. A guided tour took us through the home and the history of the families that have lived there, names that you would recognize for their contributions to our State. This was a pleasure!

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Thank Paul M
New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We loved hearing the history of this home that had stayed in one family from the earlyb1800's till the 1960's. A lot of original furniture is still in the home. Our guide was marvelous and told us a lot about the house, family and how they lived. There is also several smaller homes and a chapel, including president Andrew Johnson's... More 

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