The state has sent out its annual invitation to the Governor’s home for the holidays.
The historic North Carolina Executive Mansion, which has housed state governors since 1891, is opening its doors for its annual Holiday Open House this weekend, starting Thursday and ending Saturday night.
Visitors will be able to tour the Victorian-style mansion and check out live holiday-themed music by local artists. Admission is free.
Visitors are invited to tour the home. As part of the seasonal holiday decorations, the mansion’s first floor will be decorated with North Carolina-grown Christmas trees, floral and “mixed evergreen arrangements and ornate mantle displays,” according to a news release.
Here’s the schedule for the open house:
▪ Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
▪ Friday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪ Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Executive Mansion is at 200 North Blount St. Visitors will be allowed in through its picturesque main gates but be wary: a maximum of 100 visitors will be allowed inside at a time. Wait times to enter may be longer than in previous years.
The Executive Mansion has been occupied by 30 governors’ families and Gov. Roy Cooper is the 30th governor to live there.