Within that Historic District is the Blount-Bridgers House, an 1808 Federal-style mansion that houses several important document collections and works by nationally recognized artist and Tarboro native Hobson Pittman. Opened as a museum in 1982, the Blount-Bridgers House also serves as the town’s art and civic center. A Historic District National Recreation Trail beginning at the Blount-Bridgers Houseguides visitors through the scenic older neighborhoods of the town. The district includes five 18th century homes with the oldest being the Archibald White house (ca. 1785) located on the corner of Church and Trade St. Over two dozen antebellum homes from 1800-1860 grace the district. The largest section is late 19th and early 20th century and includes Victorian, Second Empire, Neo-classical revival, and arts and crafts style homes. The town's charming and walkable downtown is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation "Main Street Program.” Guided walking tours by our local town historian and author are held on Saturdays throughout late spring through Early Fall.