Haywood Hall House and Garden, 1798
AboutJohn Haywood, North Carolina’s first Treasurer and Raleigh’s first Intendant of Police (Mayor), began construction of Haywood Hall in 1799 as a home for his family. Completed soon after the turn of the century, it is the oldest house within Raleigh’s city limits still on its original foundation. As one of the largest buildings in town, the house became an unofficial meeting place for legislators and dignitaries visiting the capital, including the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825.
DirectionsNew Bern Place is the first left off of N. Blount Street right after the Blount/E. Edenton street intersection. Once you have passed the Governor’s Mansion on Blount St., Haywood Hall is the first left after the stoplight at the Edenton/Blount intersection.