N.C. Governor’s Mansion External Holiday Decorations on View Beginning Dec. 4


North Carolina’s Executive Mansion will soon be decorated for the season, and visitors are invited to view the outdoor holiday decorations beginning Friday, Dec. 4.

While the Executive Mansion remains closed to the public due to Covid-19, additional exterior decorations are planned for the public to enjoy. The mansion grounds will be decorated for the holidays, and lit trees will be visible through the mansion’s windows.

Members of the public will be able to either walk or drive around the sidewalks and streets surrounding the mansion to see the exterior lights and decorations.

Although the traditional open house and holiday tours have been canceled this year due to Covid-19, a special video tour featuring highlights from previous holidays is available to view at https://www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/historic-sites/triangletriad/north-carolina-executive-mansion.

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 30 governors’ families.

The Executive Mansion is located at 200 North Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Governor Roy Cooper is the 30th governor to live in the mansion and the 75th governor of North Carolina since statehood.