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Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro

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Historic Site
Blandwood, home of former North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is a treasure of architectural and historical significance located in the heart of downtown Greensboro.

The original two-story farmhouse was constructed on the site in 1795, before the founding of Greensboro (1808), and was expanded in the 1820s. In 1844, nationally renowned architect Alexander Jackson Davis designed a prototype Italianate style villa for Governor Morehead, featuring a tall central tower, stucco walls, and symmetrical flanking dependencies. This addition was completed in 1846 and is considered the oldest standing example of Italianate architecture in the United States.

Blandwood was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and received the distinction of being named a National Historic Landmark in 1988.
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TripAdvisor
  • Our guide, Ryan, was very knowledgeable of the history not only of the mansion but of the area. My sisters and I have viewed other cities' older areas but none that had as much of the furnishings of t...  more »
  • Matt was our very knowledgeable tour guide. I think he said he is a Ph.D. student in history. He provided a wealth of information on the historic home itself, as well as much background information on...  more »
  • Terrific tour by Matt. The opportunities to ask questions and engage with him was second to none. He knows his subject extremely well, is entertaining and very personable. The house is a fascinating m...  more »
Google
  • I liked it because I like studying history. I also like aesthetics and architecture. Random a acts of beauty.
  • Great venue for a wedding! Beautiful!
  • Guide was very well informed. A lot of antiques. Unique gift shop.
  • Great place for a variety of events. Always a great experience. Definitely suggest that it be on your list of places to consider when event planning.
  • Great story, the tour was well done!