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Birth Kitchen of Andrew Johnson

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Raleigh, North Carolina

The parents of Andrew Johnson, future President of the United States, lived and worked in the detached kitchen of a roadside tavern called Casso's Inn. That's where Andrew was born, in an upstairs loft, on December 29, 1808. The building, being useful and fairly portable, was moved around town; it even served as a flophouse for hobos during the Great Depression. It was only after 150 years of neglect that the birthplace was recognized as a worthy presidential attraction, restored, and moved to Mordecai Historic Park, a kind of orphanage for Raleigh's old buildings. It resembles a tiny home or large shed; various plaques outside call attention to its importance.

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Birth Kitchen of Andrew Johnson

Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa St., Raleigh, NC
Mordecai Historic Park. North side of the city. From Wake Forest Rd turn west onto Mimosa St.
Tours Tu-Su 10-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free to look. Tours $5.
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