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Address: 200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-807-7950
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the...

This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the Queen Anne-style of Victorian architecture, is home to the governor of North Carolina and his family. Although the mansion itself is currently closed to the general public, free tours of the grounds are still available.

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NC Landmark

Toured the home as a part of a field trip. I love this old home. It is not only beautiful, but what a treasure for North Carolina. We should be proud of this attraction. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
Charles C
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Greenville
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Greenville
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Toured the home as a part of a field trip. I love this old home. It is not only beautiful, but what a treasure for North Carolina. We should be proud of this attraction. The staff were very helpful and friendly. This was not my first tour--I love the Holiday tour as well. Great site to visit in Raleigh.

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Thank Charles C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This venue, if you can get in, reminds you of old North Carolina and North Carolina history. Each governor puts their stamp on the place.

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Thank jcrboc
Raleigh, North Carolina
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632 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I had the pleasure of viewing the decorated Executive Mansion during the holiday open house. There was security but they just looked in our purses and had us go through a metal detector. We were then free to look around on the first floor of this historic building. We were also allowed to take photos which was nice. Inside the... More 

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2 Thank NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I did this tour some time ago with a group of friends of mine and it was very nice. You are just allowed to see the lower floor since the upper floor has the private areas where the governor lives. Overall it was a nice experience.

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Thank LilianCap
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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256 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

I went there long ago for an open house. Not quite sure what the occasion was. It is decorated in a beautiful way. The lower floor open to the public. We had treats at the dinning table prepared from the chef. It was wonderful. The chef came out of the kitchen to great and say hello to the guests I... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

After seeing reviews and press on the Christmas lights and tours of the Mansion, you can imagine my surprise when I arrived during the day between Christmas and New Years to find the Mansion closed till March. What a waste of taxpayers money to have it lavishly decorated and only show it a few times. There info said nothing about... More 

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2 Thank EFHOWE
Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

I understand that governors can't stay in one place all the time since they are on the go a lot as an elected representative. However, if I were governor, they would have a difficult time pulling me away from this beautiful mansion built to be my home for the next 4-8 years. It's a stunning house, in my opinion, with... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The executive mansion is different from most and takes a bit of getting used to. It is attractive on the inside and is considered an architectural gem for Raleigh.

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3 Thank John F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

While there are limited tours of the inside, you can drive or walk around the entire space and peek in through the iron fence. The gardens and house are beautiful year-round.

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2 Thank NancyP01
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We took several Japanese ladies through the house and gardens. They were very impressed with the house, but even more so with the lovely gardens and bee hives. The guide we had was so sweet! I have only been in the house three times in the last thirty years, but do wish more of it was open to the public....

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