COVID-19 Advisory

“Stay-at-Home” orders are in effect in Raleigh/Wake County and North Carolina. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More

Image

Burke Square

  • Address: 200 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

About

The commissioners originally recommended Burke Square Park as "a suitable place for the Governor's House," but this recommendation was not followed. Between 1797 and 1883, the Governor had three different residences in various locations in the city. In 1883, after aggressive lobbying by Governor Thomas J. Jarvis, the governor's mansion was constructed in Burke Square Park, where it remains to this day. Local Confederate training ground during the Civil War.

  • About

    The commissioners originally recommended Burke Square Park as "a suitable place for the Governor's House," but this recommendation was not followed. Between 1797 and 1883, the Governor had three different residences in various locations in the city. In 1883, after aggressive lobbying by Governor Thomas J. Jarvis, the governor's mansion was constructed in Burke Square Park, where it remains to this day. Local Confederate training ground during the Civil War.