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Address: 447 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2348
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+1 336-272-5003

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Quite a home!

This home, with the main rooms built in the 18th Century, had nearly 5,400 square feet by 1846. It was the first home of Italianate architecture in the U.S. Restored to its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Daniel F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This home, with the main rooms built in the 18th Century, had nearly 5,400 square feet by 1846. It was the first home of Italianate architecture in the U.S. Restored to its original glory. Guide was AWESOME--knowledge incredible. Check hours before going. No admission after 3:30 P.M.?

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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. Our tour guide, Matt, was a wealth of information and willing to address every inquiry to the best of his knowledge. Without any other visitors, this became a private... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 of the homeowners and the structure itself. If you were not looking for this site you might drive right by it without taken notice to... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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 house tours which focus on describing every trinket in each room, Matt talked about the history of the house through all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I loved this tour. At Blandwood you get the same tour if you are with a couple of people or a group. There is a small charge, and they do take credit cards. Learn about how the house expanded, and hearing about how the members lived helps you understand the era and the mindset of the people who occupied it.... More 

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Thank Alice M
North Carollina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

When this home came into the hands of Preservation Greensboro in the 1960s, it had suffered hard use with little if any essential upkeep for decades and required a great deal of work. It is only relatively recently that restoration of the indoor decor has been addressed, and acquisition of furniture and belongings of the Morehead family has been ongoing.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This house is a strange montage of the tastes and plans of several owners. The back of this house was once the front and the present front seems totally unrelated to the present rear of the house in many ways. The tour guide apparently starts tours-whenever-so if you ring the doorbell to summon him he may already be conducting a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The young man who toured us was very knowledgeable and had a sense of humor which made the tour very interesting. The architecture was new to the area and ahead of the times as this building was added to through the years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We lucked up [ only 2 of us ] and began our tour with Matt. He was very knowledgeable and readily accepted questions and observations with grace. We enjoyed learning about Governor Morehead and his family. We, as a state, are so fortunate women, with an appreciation for history and preservation stood up to the bulldozers. This is a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The tour guide is knowledgeable. The place has a lot of original period furniture. The gift shop has items I've never seen anywhere else.

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