North Carolina Executive Mansion

North Carolina’s Executive Mansion is not only home to the Governor, it is the “people’s house” and is open to tours by student and scout groups. The spacious entrance hallway is ninety feet long with sixteen-foot ceilings. It is visually divided by the fluted Corinthian columns that were added in the mid-1920s, replacing earlier Victorian Romanesque Ionic columns. Groups will also visit ornate and historically rich ballrooms, libraries, and parlors. Once a sea of mud, groups will enjoy seeing the beautiful and lush gardens at the mansion that were brought into existence by 1985 First Lady Dorothy Martin. 

Contact Info:
Address: 200 North Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Wake County. Tel: 919-733-3871. Web: www.nchistoricsites.org. Email: ncsites@ncdcr.gov. Hrs: By appointment.

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue