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“Great at Christmas!”
Review of Executive Mansion

Executive Mansion
Ranked #56 of 150 things to do in Raleigh
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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.
Raleigh NC
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great at Christmas!”
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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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Could be better”
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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Cary, North Carolina
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful inside, chronicle of NC history”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

If you get the opportunity to tour the first floor inside, dont pass it up. Tours are offered around Christmas and around gubernatorial inauguration.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Tony R
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North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What's inside?”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

My husband and I took a 'garden tour' which was very disappointing. There wasn't much discussion about the history of the garden, let alone the building. Raleigh could do much better than this, especially since we didn't even get a peek inside on a hot summer day.

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Thank LHooten
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Cary, North Carolina
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131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“NC Executive Mansion”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Visited the Executive Mansion during the holiday open house. Each room was decorated for the holidays. Very stately home. A must see.

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