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Mordecai House

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Mordecai House is one of the oldest residences in Raleigh, North Carolina, the original house was built in 1785 and it was transformed into a Greek revival Mansion in 1826. The house was owned by Moses Mordecai, the Mordecai family owned the house until 1967. The house is a national historic landmark and the estate is now Mordecai historic park. As it is the oldest building in the area, the house has been center of attention for paranormal research and many paranormal activities have been reported. Guided tours of the house are offered Tuesday through Sunday year round.

Things to Do

  • Visitors can take a guided tour of the 18th century house, learn history of the house and the estate and stories about the families that lived there.
  • The Mordecai historic park also houses the birthplace of the president Andrew Johnson.
  • The house displays a recreated 19h century kitchen garden, it is known as the Ellen kitchen.
  • Begin your tour at the visitor center to buy tickets for the guided tours, the visitor center displays an exhibit "The Mordecai Story".
  • You can take historic Trolley tours of the park, available March through December.
  • Public tours are not available when school groups and field trips are on site.

Mordecai House Insider Tips

  • Children aged 6 and under enter for free.
  • Picnic tables are available in the park.

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