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“An Unexpected Gem”

John Blue House and Heritage Center
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stopped in Laurinburg by chance and stayed hours longer than we anticipated because of the fascinating John Blue House and Museum. (There are other buildings on the site, but we didn't see them.)

The house is a splendid architectural restoration showing what one successful entrepreneur could accomplish a hundred years ago in a small city. And the terrific museum is as much about U.S. social history as it is about Laurinburg's. It unfolds like a huge, secret speakeasy through the doors behind a tidy used bookstore.

We never knew about the John Blue Center before, but it's definitely worth a stop.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank EMKnowles
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English first
Erhard, Minnesota, United States
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delightful taste of history and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

Fascinating to see and hear about the amazing history. The place has been lovingly restored. The tour guide was a distant relative of John Blue and a St. Andrews alum. Wish we had more time, but an hour went by quickly, and we had to leave before he was done. And it was FREE!

Visited March 2013
2 Thank BertFromErhard
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