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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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