Montfort Hall is a national historic landmark and one of the few mansions that survived during the civil war era, the mansion is located in the Boylan Heights in neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. The mansion was built in 1858 for William Montfort Boylan, the house has a Italianate Architecture style, despite a few renovations the mansion retained most of its original structure. The mansion is spread across 1 acre of area and was added to the national register of historic places in 1978. It is a private residence and is not open to the public for tours.
Things to Do
- The Italianate style mansion was designed by English architect, William Percival. The home owner, William Montfort Boylan was a prominent citizen of Raleigh.
- The interiors of the house has a magnificent rotunda that is supported by four columns, it is lit by a stained glass window on the roof.
- The building is a private residence that is why it cannot be toured from inside. The mansion still retains much of its original structure.
- The land around Montfort Hall was sold and was developed as Boylan Heights, Boylan Heights is a planned suburban neighborhood.
- The mansion has a historic significance as it is one of the few surviving mansions of the civil war era.
Montfort Hall Insider Tips
- Take a Boylan Heights tour that will begin on the grounds of Montfort Hall.