The exterior of the Borden Building

Borden Building and Fred Fletcher Amphitheater

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The Borden Building and Fred Fletcher Amphitheater are located in Fred Fletcher Park. The building and the amphitheater can be rented for weddings, parties, small conferences, bridal portraits, meetings, and other special events.



Site Features & Hours


The Borden Building is a non-staffed facility. If you are interested in renting the Borden Building or the Amphitheater and would like a tour of the facility please contact the Rental Manager at 919-996-4363.

Site Features

  • Indoor and outdoor rental space
  • Camp in the summer
  • Downstairs is handicap accessible
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • On site parking


The Borden Building does not offer an informal reservation system. The facility is booked on a first come first serve basis.

To start the rental process, all applicants must contact and meet with the Historic Sites Rental Manager, Vanessa Jeter.

The Borden Building is available to rent every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. excluding holidays.

Rental Rates

  • $110/hour with a minimum of four consecutive hours for residents.
  • Non Residents- $160/hr with a minimum of four consecutive hours
  • $20 per hour supervisory fee for set up day before the event.
  • $250 damage deposit (refundable).
  • $80 cleaning fee.
  • $15 application fee (non-refundable).
  • $100 alcohol permit fee (non-refundable).

Programs and Special Events

an event with tables, tents and people walking around the park

Check out our calendar below for more information about programs and special events at the Borden Building at Fletcher Park, Mordecai Historic Park, Tucker House and the Historic Raleigh Trolley!

View the Historic Sites Programs and Special Events Calendar


If you are interested in volunteering at the Borden Building please contact Historic Sites Manager Joshua Ingersoll or view the volunteer information for the Historic Resources and Museum Program.


As a member you will help revitalize and preserve North Carolina's history. You will also enjoy cross program perks at the City of Raleigh Museum, The Raleigh Trolley, Mordecai Historic Park, Borden, Tucker, and Pope House Museum.

There are many perks:

  • Free admission to select site and museum events
  • Free admission for select tours
  • Free admission to select lectures
  • Free admission to Mordecai Historic Park
  • Free admission to City of Raleigh Museum
  • 10 percent gift shop discount at Mordecai and City Museum
  • 10 percent discount on all site rentals
  • The Raleigh Register Program Newsletter

You can join the COR Museum Friends Group or the Mordecai Square Association; perks convey to each.


The collection at the Borden Building consists of antiques purchased by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department when the structure underwent renovation in 1992, and other pieces donated to the site over the years. Some portraits and photos hanging at Borden feature Fred Fletcher for whom the home was named and children who grew up at the Methodist Home for Children.