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 includes:
- Cure barn ca. 1840
- Plantation Office ca. 1840
- Ellen Mordecai Garden ca. 1842
- Mordecai Spring
- Allen Kitchen ca. 1842
- Andrew Johnson Birthplace ca. 1800
- Badger Iredell Law Office ca. 1810
- St. Mark’s Chapel ca. 1847
- Bouchall-Danielson House ca. 1917
The park encompasses 3.2 acres in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
Tours cost $7 for adults, $3 for seniors, $4 for youth. Kids 6 and under are free. (But read on for a chance for free tours.)
Matriarchs of Mordecai: Exploring Women’s History at Mordecai Historic Park
On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, from 12 to 4 p.m., learn about women’s history at Mordecai Historic Park. Matriarchs of Mordecai will focus of the lives of the women who lived and worked at Mordecai.
Start your day on a special tour of the house and grounds through the eyes of the women of the Mordecai family and the enslaved women at Mordecai. Explore history from a hands-on approach through historic crafts and games and collect bio cards on some of the women connected to the site.
All ages welcome. House and grounds tour tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Mordecai Visitor Center. All other activities are free! In case of rain, crafts will be offered indoors at the Mordecai Visitor Center. For more information, please call (919) 996-4364.