A Federal-style, c. 1808 plantation house built by Thomas Blount, a prominent Edgecombe County businessman and U.S. congressman. In 1979, the house was adaptively restored and turned into a museum. Today, the first floor is home to a collection of 19th century furniture, furnishings and Edgecombe County memorabilia. Visitors can learn about the history of the town, county and the house itself.
The second floor houses the beautiful Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, a living museum to Pittman, Edgecombe County’s premier artist (1899-1972). Here, visitors can enjoy the permanent Hobson Pittman Collection of 20th century artwork, as well as exhibits from local, regional, national and international artists.