Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Central North Carolina Sights

Mordecai Historic Park

  • 1 Mimosa St. Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 10/12/2012

Fodor's 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.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

1 Mimosa St., at Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604, United States

Map It

Phone:

919-857–4364

Sight Details:

  • Free; guided tour $5
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Updated 10/12/2012

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement