As one of the thirteen original colonies, North Carolina has seen its fair share of American history. Throughout its long history, North Carolina has become home to a great number of historic homes.
Fortunately, many of these homes are available for tours for the public. Many of these homes are located right in the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
3 historic homes within the Triangle area include:
- The North Carolina Executive Mansion: This mansion located in Downtown Raleigh has housed North Carolina governor and their families since it was finished in 1891. President Franklin Roosevelt has praised this house as having the most beautiful interior for a governor’s residence. Not only does the Executive Mansion serve as the home of the governor, but it also serves as a meeting space and an elegant event venue. The Executive Mansion is open to the public for visits and tours.
- Joel Lane Museum House: This house, also located in Downtown Raleigh, is known as the birthplace of North Carolina’s capital city. Built in 1769, this house stood through North Carolina’s transition from a colony to a state. The house is named after Joel Lane, the “Father of Raleigh” since many meetings were held on his property to establish Raleigh as the state’s capital. Visitors can learn more about the history of North Carolina when they visit the Joel Lane Museum House. It is open to the public for guided tours and walk-ins are welcome as well.
- Mordecai House: The Mordecai House is the oldest house in Raleigh on its original foundation. The Mordecai family was in close relation with the Lane family and the property surrounding the house was representative of the plantations that were characteristic of the landscape at the time. Visitors can tour not only the house but also the surrounding plantation to learn more about plantation life in the late 1700s. The Mordecai House is located within Mordecai Historic Park and is open daily for visitors.
These houses are just a few of the many historic homes that still stand in the Triangle area today. While these houses are owned by different historic organizations, there are a handful of historic homes that are on the real estate market in the area. If you’re interested in buying a home in the area, contact Raleigh Cary Realty today.