Central North Carolina Sights


Mordecai Historic Park

Mordecai Historic Park Review

You can see the Mordecai family's Greek Revival plantation home and other historically significant structures that have been moved onto the 2-acre property, including the house where President Andrew Johnson was born in 1808. Moses Mordecai, a well-respected lawyer, married two granddaughters of Joel Lane, the "Father of Raleigh." Mordecai's descendants lived in the house until 1964. There are guided tours hourly from 10 to 3 Tuesday to Saturday, and from 1 to 3 on Sunday. The historical figure's name is pronounced MOR-de-key. Using a long "i" will mark you as a newcomer immediately.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Mimosa St., at Wake Forest Rd. Downtown, Raleigh, NC 27604 | Map It
  • Phone: 919/857–4364
  • Cost: Free; guided tour $5
  • Hours: Daily sunrise–sunset
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  • Location: Raleigh
Updated: 10-12-2012

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