Want a genuine extraordinary Christmas season enjoyment? Then visit the Mordecai Historical Park, One Mimosa Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. This park is the home of the Historical Mordecai House, which will be adorned and dressed-up for the Christmas Holidays in the manner that it must have appeared in the Christmas days of old.
The city of Raleigh is offering to the public self-tours during the Mordecai Holidays Open House scheduled December 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Good news, the usual nominal tour fee will be waived so the offering is absolutely FREE!
Raleigh’s oldest residential house still on its original foundation is the Mordecai house. It was once located as it stands today on the largest plantation in Wake County which spanned over 5,000 acres. The house was dubbed after Moses Mordecai, a member of the prominent Mordecai family that is well known for their involvement in local and state affairs.
In 1867 Henry Mordecai donated two and one-half acres of wooded land for the city to establish a cemetery for the brave soldiers of the Confederacy. There’s about one thousand and five hundred soldiers interred there today. In 1869 the 102 acres of Oakwood Cemetery was charted into existent, which included this Confederate cemetery donated by the Mordecais.
On December 11th from 5p.m to 10 p.m. you can enjoy the Lantern Tours of the house and park. The tours are designed to give a perception of past Christmas traditions. There will be a $5 fee for the tour of the park and grounds inclusive of the Mordecai House and several outhouses.
It was here in the Mordecai Historical Park and inside one of the log cabin outhouses that the seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808.
On December 11th at 5p.m., 6:30p.m., and 8p.m., Holly the Elf will be seeking Santa Clause on a festive trolley tour encompassing downtown Raleigh. This memorable trolley tour is also scheduled on December 18th at 5p.m., 6:30p.m. And 8p.m.
The general public is encouraged to come aboard for fun and folly on the Trolley ride and in helping Holly the Elf find Santa. There will be a modest fee of ten dollars and it will be worth every penny. Purchase the tickets in advance because the trolley tours are in high demand and may sell out.
All activities are recommended for All ages and there’s no need for registration or reservations.
For additional information please phone (919) 857-4364.
The tours are fun and educational.