This was one of our April field trips - when the weather was crazy and it was a cold morning. It was a beautiful day and a great time to be on a field trip!
We visited the Mordecai House in Raleigh which is a former plantation and the oldest house in the city on its original foundation. Several other buildings have been moved to this site including the home which is the site of the birthplace of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States.
At one time this house was on one of the largest farms in the area - over 5000 acres. Part of the original land was sold in 1792 to the city of Raleigh as the site of the new capital city.
You can read more about the history of the house here.
These are some of the buildings that have been moved to the site. I was able to go into one of them because Eliana went to check it out and let herself in! I thought it would be locked and didn't bother to stop her from going to the door. I think she is going to continue to open doors for me in ways that I don't expect! :-)
We visited the small green building on the left.
We went into the home that was the birthplace of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States. We learned more about him from his boyhood to his time in office.
It was a wonderful tour and the guides did an excellent job!!! Highly recommend this site!