Blandwood Mansion is near downtown at Edgeworth and Washington. The home of North Carolina Gov. John Motley Morehead, Blandwood was built as a farmhouse in the late 18th century. Redesigned in 1844 as an elegant Italian villa, the house contains many original furnishings. The mansion has been restored and the outbuildings, including the carriage house, have been reconstructed.
Guided tours are available.