Greensboro, NC – Take a step back into the 1840s and tour Governor John Motley Morehead’s family home, Blandwood Mansion, as it’s decorated for the holidays. Before big box stores, online shopping and even Christmas trees, home owners decorated their homes with what was available on hand. Each room of the historic mansion will be decorated for holiday celebrations and the Museum Shop will offer historic and holiday items for purchase.

Blandwood is located at 447 West Washington Street in downtown Greensboro. Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Blandwood Avenue and McGee Street and on surrounding streets.

Holiday tours are available between Nov.14 and Dec. 29. Admission is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors or AAA members and $5 for Children 12 and under. Please call in advance for group tours (10 or more). Tour hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 2-5pm and closed on Mondays. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. Blandwood will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and December 30 through January 3rd. The Museum will reopen for regular tours on Saturday, January 4th.

Blandwood Mansion is one of America’s great historic homes, representing the ideals of progressive North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead and serving as a prototype Tuscan Villa, one of America’s most popular architectural styles in the nineteenth century. Today, Blandwood operates as a museum, and provides visitors with a remarkably complete ensemble of 19th century art, architecture, furnishings, and landscape. The house was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and received the distinction of being named a National Historic Landmark in 1988.

Blandwood is owned and operated by Preservation Greensboro Incorporated. PGI is the only donor-supported organization dedicated to saving the Gate City’s historic and architectural treasures. Since 1966, the organization has preserved historic buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes. As a result, Greensboro has developed a vibrant tradition of preservation, adaptive reuse and restoration.

Additional information on Preservation Greensboro or Holiday tours can be found on our website: www.preservationgreensboro.org, by e-mail: jkastner@preservationgreensboro.org or by calling 336-272-5003.

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