Franklin County Historic
Homes & Gardens Tour

Person Place

Join us April 18 and 19 at the Franklin County Historic Homes & Gardens Tour, which will include two Louisburg College properties: Person Place and the historic Arthur W. Person house -- which now serves as the Joyner honors residence.

From the Person Place Preservation Society:

Step back in time and join us for the seventh biennial Franklin County Historic Homes and Gardens Tour, sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society. We are proud to offer twelve special historic gems that will give you a glimpse of life as it was in the past.
Franklin County and Louisburg, its county seat, were established in 1779, in the midst of the American Revolution. Early settlers took advantage of the county's abundant creeks and fertile soil, which was well suited to the production of tobacco, cotton, corn, and timber. Louisburg developed as a bustling center of trade for local farmers and merchants.
The establishment of Franklin Male Academy (1787) and Louisburg Female College (1857) spurred local interest in education. The history of the Person Place is closely linked to that of Louisburg College. This year's tour includes four plantations that had vast holdings of land, including two which were associated with grist mills. In addition, seven houses and a church in Louisburg illustrate the rich history and architecture of the town. One home, Green Hill, is the site of the first annual meeting of the Methodist Church in America. Please come and enjoy all of these properties and take a leisurely stroll through Louisburg College's beautiful de Hart Botanical Gardens!

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 day of tour, children 12 and under are free. For more information, click here to download the brochure or visit