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Address: 447 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2348
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Fascinating site; and excellent tour.

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... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
marleyjune
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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 mixture of 1795 farm house, 1820 farmhouse addition and 1846 Italianate mansion addition. Highly recommend.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This governor's mansion is very well kept and the guide explains everything about it. The facing sitting rooms for guests are particularly unique, having duplicate windows for ventilation and sliding doors for protection against the cold. Interestingly the portraits of the Governor and his wife are actually duplicated precisely, we found. There is a duplicate original set in the Historical... More 

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North Carolina
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176 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was treated to a private tour of Blandwood Mansion since tourists seem to be scarce in early February in this area. ( I say this because I was also alone at the more famous Reynolda in Winston-Salem the day before.) The young Millennial who guided me seemed to have a superficial knowledge of history, but I was able to... More 

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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 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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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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North Carollina
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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250 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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