Public Invited to Governor’s Mansion for Holiday Open House

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The public is invited to a holiday open house at North Carolina’s Executive Mansion from Dec. 12 to 15.

Visitors are invited to tour the home 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, a whimsical gingerbread house, and ornate mantle displays.

The hours of the Open House: Thursday, Dec. 12, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m.

Admission is free and reservations are not needed. The Executive Mansion is located at 200 North Blount St. in Raleigh.

The Victorian-style mansion, home to North Carolina governors since 1891, was once described by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as “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.

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