The historic Haywood Hall is an oasis in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Two blocks east of the capitol, and nestled among beautiful oak trees in a picturesque garden, the former residence of one of Raleigh’s most prestigious families is now open for tours and Raleigh event venue rental.

School-aged children, as well as adults, are encouraged to visit and discover what life was like as the capital city was being created.

Haywood Hall also serves as a charming event venue in Raleigh, NC to host special events, including weddings or business occasions.


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Constructed by John Haywood and completed in 1799, Haywood Hall is a rare survivor of Raleigh’s federal period currently acting as an event space in Raleigh, NC. It also has the distinction of being the oldest house within the original city limits remaining on its original foundation.

Members of the Haywood family occupied the residence continuously until 1977. The home interprets family life from the earliest days of North Carolina’s statehood through the 1970s. 

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Haywood Hall has become a popular private event and wedding venue in Raleigh, NC – a use with historic roots. John Haywood entertained with such a frequency at Haywood Hall, that it became an unofficial meeting place for legislators and dignitaries when visiting Raleigh.

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