Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour


Historic Raleigh Tour

This tour is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please email Sue Archambeault at suearch@aol.com.

Monday, August 4, 2014

COST: $62 before 7 July, 2014 early registration deadline; $77 after 7 July, 2014


Explore a city once described on a CBS documentary as a “charming historic city with a modern get-up and go”.  Now more than ever this vibrant city continues to surprise visitors with its southern hospitality and cosmopolitan culture. 

Enjoy a driving tour with sites such as a Southern antebellum plantation house, the elegant Governor’s Mansion, a charming Victorian neighborhood, the birthplace of a President, the North Carolina State Capitol and beautiful gardens.

We will stop at the Mordecai House & Gardens for a private tour.  The Mordecai House is the oldest residence in Raleigh on its original foundation. The property is representative of the plantations that once dominated the local landscape. At one time the house was the seat of one of the largest farms in Wake County, encompassing more than 5,000 acres. The oldest portion of the home was built about 1785 by Joel Lane for his son Henry. Seven years later, Joel Lane sold 1,000 acres immediately south of the house to the state as the site of the new capital city of Raleigh.

The city abounds with history, culture, modernism, with interesting things to see and do!


11:00 AM and return at 3:00 PM 



  • Private Trolley Transportation
  • Professional Licensed & Insured guide throughout
  • Iced Water available for guests
  • Docent lead tour of Mordecai House & Gardens
  • Lunch at 18 Seaboard

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