Mordecai House

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The oldest part of Mordecai House, part of a public park, dates to around 1785 and was constructed by Joel Lane for his son Henry. The name of the house changed when Moses Mordecai married Margaret Lane in 1817. It is said to be haunted by family member Mary Willis Mordecai Turk (1858-1937), whose apparition wears a gray period dress and plays the piano in the drawing room. She also has been seen as a mist hovering over the piano. Mordecai House has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604
United States

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GPS:
35.79281, -78.633151
County:
Wake County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Raleigh, NC (1.5 mi.)
West Raleigh, NC (1.8 mi.)
Garner, NC (5.7 mi.)
Forest Hills, NC (6.2 mi.)
Cary, NC (8.3 mi.)
Knightdale, NC (8.6 mi.)
Morrisville, NC (11.0 mi.)
Apex, NC (12.9 mi.)
Rolesville, NC (13.3 mi.)
Clayton, NC (14.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/raleigh/mor.htm

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  1. We went to the Mordecai House in 2009 as a class field trip, when I was in fourth grade. When I was there, I saw the piano being played but nobody was playing it. And, I saw a mist in front of the grandfather clock. Plus, I heard a plate break in the kitchen, but no one was in there.

  2. I went there a couple years back at night…I was curious from hearing the tales of the ghost haunting the property….i approached the door and heard someone walking thru the hallways when surely there couldnt have been anyone there at the hour I was there….Aslo I began to notice the curtains moving as if someone was peeping outside….At this point I was creeped out and left

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