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Central North Carolina Sights

Mordecai Historic Park

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

Updated 10/22/2014

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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.

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

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Sight Details:

  • Free, guided tours $5
  • Park open daily sunrise–sunset; Visitor Center open Tues.–Sun 9–4

Updated 10/22/2014


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