Blandwood Mansion Tours
All tours of Blandwood Mansion are led by trained docents, who will guide you through the restored main building including the rooms associated with the 1795 farmhouse, the 1822 addition, and the 1846 A.J. Davis Italianate addition.
Tours of Blandwood also include the two reconstructed dependencies: Governor Morehead’s Law Office and the Kitchen. Both buildings were recreated in 1984 using the original plans and archaeological evidence.
The Blandwood Gardens are open daily and include a variety of native plants and trees. In 1844 the grounds at Blandwood were featured in A. J. Downing’s landscape guide A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening Adapted to North America. Today the remaining original elements of that design are the sweeping drive, decorative urns, and feature plants that characterize Victorian era gardens.