Blandwood is one of the America’s great historic homes. Originally constructed in 1795, Blandwood later served as N.C. Governor John Motley Morehead’s home. In 1844, A.J. Davis designed an addition, transforming the farmhouse into an Italianate wonder. All tours are guided by trained docents, who will take you through the restored main building including the 1795 farmhouse section, 1822 addition and the A.J. Davis Italianate addition. Tours also include the two reconstructed dependencies, Gov. Morehead's law office and the kitchen.
During the Civil War, the house served as quarters for Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard, and after the fall of the Confederacy, the house was temporary headquarters for Union Generals Jacob Dolson Cox and John Schofield. North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance surrendered himself to Cox and Schofield in the main parlor of Blandwood on May 2, 1865.