- Historic Sites
This historic home was built at the turn of the nineteenth century by John Haywood, a North Carolina State Treasurer.
John Haywood, the state's first elected treasurer, built this Federal-style frame house in 1799 for his family, in whose hands it remained until 1977 when the property and furnishings were left to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina. It is the oldest house on its original site within the city limits of Raleigh. The house museum contains family portraits, original furnishings, and a permanent doll collection.