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Blandwood Mansion, Greensboro
(4.3/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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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  • We selected to visit the mansion on a weekday after Thanksgiving to see it decorated for the holidays. This Italian style home is the oldest remaining residence on it's original foundation/location. O...  more »
  • I have been to the Blandwood mansion on several occasions with out-of-town visitors. The home is located in downtown Greensboro and has a great guided tour where you learn a lot of about the history o...  more »
  • Had a very interesting tour with our guide, Matt. There were only three of us on the tour and Matt did an excellent job of describing the history of the house and it's preservation. Unlike a lot of ho...  more »
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  • 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!
  • I was the usher for a wedding here. The octagon building really worked out well. You can easily have wedding upstairs, food below, and then convert upstairs to dance floor before dinner is done. Men's and women's change/restrooms available downstairs.
  • very clean