Tour the NC Executive Mansion this Holiday Season Living in Raleigh NCTour the NC Executive Mansion this holiday season in Raleigh! View elaborate decorations, musical entertainment, and MORE! December 6-9th, the Governor’s Mansion will be opened to the public for a free viewing for the Christmas season. The first floor is decorated with NC grown Christmas trees and more flora and fauna, with elegant mantle displays. Enter from the Blount Street main gates, and enjoy the glorious views of this Victorian mansion from 1891.