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Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1073
+1 919-807-7950
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The Best Tour Ever!

After passing through security ( after all the Governor does live here ) you are greeted by very... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Paul M
Raleigh, North Carolina
History and Hospitality

New Friends of the Carolinas travel group visited the Executive Mansion on their way to the State... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Matthews, North Carolina
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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200 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1073
+1 919-807-7950
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

After passing through security ( after all the Governor does live here ) you are greeted by very friendly staff that guide you through the open to the public rooms on the ground floor. A beautiful place and a tribute to all Governors and the...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

New Friends of the Carolinas travel group visited the Executive Mansion on their way to the State Capital and were welcomed to a early morning of history and hospitality. This is an informative tour that will surprise and delight the visitor. If you're into history,...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

The gardens around the Executive mansion are as impressive if not more than the mansion itself. I particularly like the vegetable gardens. They supply the governor and his family with a lot of their fresh produce. The flower collections are very well done. My garden...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank jcrboc
Reviewed 14 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...More

2  Thank NCTraveler2015
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...More

Thank LilianCap
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank sophiedog6123
Reviewed 7 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...More

2  Thank EFHOWE
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...More

5  Thank PackPride
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Diane H
22 July 2016|
Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Tours must be made 2 weeks in advance. Check out the North Carolina Executive Mansion website for details, click on Executive Mansion on right hand side bar then scroll down near bottom of page for the link "Capitol Area... More