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Mordecai Historic Park

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Address: 1 Mimosa St, Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone Number: 919 857 4362
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Interesting Historical Home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne R
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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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 1 week ago

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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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from New Jersey and passing through Raleigh we only had a few hours to learn about this interesting city. We love learning the history of North Carolina and I am so happy we made the spontaneous decision to spend our time at the Mordecai House. The oldest residence in Raleigh and built in 1785 it truly is a living... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my parents here while visiting them for something to do together. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and confident with the information as well as personable. We enjoyed learning and hearing the history of this family as well as seeing how they lived at this time in history.

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Thank Julie M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Mordecai house and historic park is important to understand Raleigh. Well kept and dose not water over any history. Has census dating way far back, giving names of the family and slaves who once lived there. Great learning experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had company in town again so took them on the Raleigh Trolley from Mordecai House. It is about a one hour tour packed with historic and fun facts about Raleigh and the early days as well as current information. The tour guides do a fantastic job pointing out the high points. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This might not be the most beautifully furnished home but it is very authentic for a home that was lived in until, I think, 1960s. The tour gives good insights into Raleigh's history. It is worth going to.

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I enjoy visiting "haunted" places although I've never seen a ghost, so I decided to check out the Mordecai (pronounced \ˈmȯr-di-ˌkē\) House and park. The tour is $5 per person and well worth the money. After the tour, you're free to roam the grounds. I lucked out and found the gardener in the heirloom garden and got to pick her... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The grounds are kept very clean, along with the bathroom facilities. Easy to get to and park. The history of the plantation was a really pleasant surprise.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Took our out of town sister and brother-in-law on a March Sunday afternoon. Being the only ones there, we got a private tour. It was a fascinating peek into Raleigh's early history surrounding the Mordecai family and the birthplace and story of Andrew Jackson. Highly recommended.

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