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.)
You can find upcoming events on Mordecai Historic Park’s Facebook page.
Here is one upcoming event:
Historic Raleigh Trolley Celebrates Black History Month
Friday, February 22nd, 2020
1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month on this special trolley tour around Raleigh highlighting the downtown area’s African American heritage.
Tour route includes historic homes, schools, churches, and business areas important to Raleigh’s African American heritage.
The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park and lasts approximately one hour with tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased through reclink.raleighnc.gov with the below barcodes or by calling (919) 996-4364.
- 1 p.m.: 251864
- 2 p.m.: 251865
- 3 p.m.: 251866
More Black History Month Events in the Triangle
Check out our big list of Black History Month events in the Triangle, or look at some of them, briefly, here: