Explore Greensboro's role in the Civil War
at Historical Attractions & Landmarks.
Visit the Greensboro Historical Museum to view its magnificent collection of Confederate firearms, along with other Civil War artifacts, and comptemporary paintings by Don Troiani. The exhibit, Through Collectors' Eyes: Treasures of the Civil War features the John and Isabelle Murphy Confederate Firearms Collection. The exhibit stands apart from others by featuring the finest examples from every major Southern armory with over 150 examples of longarms. Even better, admission, tours and parking at the Greensboro Historical Museum is FREE. You'll also find information about Greensboro's involvement with the Civil War in the museum's new 8,000 square foot Voices of a City exhibit.
The Greensboro Historical Museum building, itself, was the site of a Confederate hospital that treated the wounded from one of the Civil War’s last major battles in Bentonville. Located in downtown Greensboro. A short walk away from exquisite restaurants, shopping in Old Greensborough & The Historic District, and more attractions including the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and the Greensboro Cultural Center. Plan your trip to Greensboro today
Blandwood Mansion, also located downtown, carried a significance in the Civil War. A National Historic Landmark originally constructed in 1795 and designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, Blandwood Mansion later served as N.C. Governor John Motley Morehead's home. 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. Blandwood Mansion is located in downtown Greensboro. Plan your trip to Greensboro today