RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Executive Mansion — the “people’s house” — 200 North Blount St., Raleigh, will open its historic doors for the annual Holiday Open House from Thursday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 11.
Visitors are invited to tour the home, take in the decorations, and enjoy seasonal musical entertainment by local performing groups. The first floor of the mansion will be decorated with North Carolina-grown Christmas trees, floral and mixed evergreen arrangements, and ornate mantle displays.
The hours of the open house are:
Thursday, Dec. 8, noon-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m.
Admission is free and reservations are not needed or accepted. Visitors should enter at the main gates on Blount Street.
The fine Victorian-style mansion, home to North Carolina governors since 1891, was once described by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as having “the most beautiful governor’s residence interior in America.”
Built from native materials, the Executive Mansion has been occupied by 29 governors’ families.
Gov. Pat McCrory is the 29th governor to live in the mansion and the 74th governor of North Carolina since statehood.