Mordecai Historic Park, at 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, includes the Mordecai House, which is the oldest house in Raleigh in its original location. It was built in 1785. The park also include the soverseer’s office and smokehouse, the Allen Kitchen, the Badger-Iredell Law Office, St. Mark’s Chapel, and the birthplace of the 17th President, Andrew Johnson. The park encompasses 3.2 acres in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
Tours cost $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth. Kids 6 and under are free.
On Saturday, March 9th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mordecai Historic Park hosts Matriarchs of Mordecai: Exploring Women’s History at Mordecai.
Admission is free, and so are all the activities and demonstrations, except for the tour, which is $5.
Explore the lives of the women who lived & worked at Mordecai.
Start your day on a special tour of the house & grounds through the eyes of the women of the Mordecai family & the enslaved women at Mordecai. ($5)
Throughout the day, there will be:
- Special highlights on women in the buildings & spaces around the park
- 19th-century demonstrations of cooking
- Weaving demonstrations
- Dyeing demonstrations
- Embroidery demonstrations
- Historic games