Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast
5 Special Places in Durham So Your Holidays Are Happy 10 Oct 2019, 10:09 am
We feature 5 special places in Durham, North Carolina. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast wants your December holidays to be happy. You’re welcome to stay with us. We display festive decorations to get you in the holiday spirit! You’ll also love our local holiday events.
Holiday Patchwork Market
75+ Makers (talented local vendors & creatives) sell their goods directly to the community.
Saturday Nov. 30 (5 pm to 8 pm)
Sunday Dec. 1 (12 pm to 5 pm)
212 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
Email: [email protected]
15th Annual American Tobacco Tower
There is always a chance of snow, along with sensational community choral groups and other surprises!
Friday Dec. 6 (starting at 6 pm)
American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell St #104
Durham, NC 27701
Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Jonkonnu at Stagville
Celebrate Jonkonnu, a historic African American Christmas tradition, with a music and dance performance at Horton Grove.
Sunday Dec. 7 (4 to 7 pm)
5828 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, NC 27712
Tickets: $5 per person
Christmas By Candlelight
Experience an 1870s North Carolina Christmas with Duke Homestead. Enjoy storytelling, cookies & cider, live music, singing, dancing, and learning as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through their historic area.
Friday Dec. 6 and 13 (6:45 pm to 9:15 pm)
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tickets: $6 Adults and $3 Kids (10 & under)
Call: (919) 477-5498
Christmas in the Piedmont: Saturday Dec. 14 (10
am to 4 pm)
Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War.
Civil War Christmas Candlelight Tour: Saturday Dec. 14 (6 pm to 8 pm)
Under the glow of candle light, you can take a special guided tour around the farm and experience first-hand how soldiers and civilians experienced the holidays during a time of war.
Bennett Place State Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Call: (919) 383-4345
Email: [email protected]
Don’t forget that the Durham Performing Arts Center (just a short drive from Morehead Manor) also features holiday performances. Our guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay plus there are always complimentary homemade goodies & beverages.
Your Guy’s To-Do List for the Wedding 2 Oct 2019, 5:05 am
As a bride, you likely have a lot of wedding planning to do in the coming months and honestly, the last you want to worry about is if your groom is prepped for the wedding! Today we are here to help and to offer a list you can hand right off to your groom so he can check off his to-do’s before the big day.
Get together with your fiancé and talk about some things you can accomplish together, like talking about budget, your desired theme/colors, finding your perfect venue and vendors, and deciding on your menu. There’s so much fun that comes with planning that’s an opportunity for you to bond together! However, there are also some things he will need to sort out on his own:
Finding his suit – Of course, if he wants your opinion on a suit that’s great (here are some outfit ideas for grooms if he needs help getting started)! However, your groom-to-be should be able to find the best store, color, and style for himself that shows off his personality and makes him feel the most comfortable!
Getting a haircut – Your guy will understand the best timing of when he should schedule his haircut before the wedding for it to look its best. He can also consult with his barber well beforehand to get product and styling tips.
Grooming himself – This little detail can often be overlooked by grooms. But his facial hair needs to be groomed to perfection the day of your wedding. Harry’s offers a quick and easy service to buy new shaving products online that he can get sent to his door well before the big day!
Choosing his groomsmen – Your guy will have to ask his groomsmen to stand by him on your big day. This crew will help plan his bachelor party and other wedding festivities, so the sooner he does this, the better. Bonus tip: don’t let him forget to buy them thank you gifts!
Things You’ll Want to Do and See Here In Durham 9 Sep 2019, 9:27 am
There are so many fun things to do and see here in Durham, North Carolina. Also known as the Bull City, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of this popular tourist destination. Beautiful art, browse-worthy bookstores, craft-brewed beer, exciting entertainment, delicious food, fascinating history, scenic nature, fun shopping, sports games, large universities, and more make this an incredible place.
- Durham Arts Council
- Durham Arts Place
- Galleries at Golden Belt
- Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University)
- North Carolina Central University Art Museum
- Pleiades Gallery
- Scrap Exchange (creative re-use center)
- Through the Lens
- Books Do Furnish A Room
- Letters Bookshop
- The Regulator Bookshop
- Wentworth & Leggett Books
- Barrel Culture
- Bull City Burger & Brewery
- Bull City Cider
- Bull Durham Brewery Co.
- Clouds Brewing
- Durty Bull Brewing Co.
- Fullsteam Brewery
- Hi Brewing Co.
- Baldwin Auditorium
- Beyu Caffe
- Blue Note Grill
- Durham Performing Arts Center
- Motorco Music Hall
- Reynolds Industries Theater
- The Carolina Theater
- Burger Bach
- Cocoa Cinnamon
- Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop
- Mothers and Sons
- Nanas, Nanasteak, and Nanataco
- Saltbox Seafood Joint
- The Parlour
- Vin Rouge
- American Tobacco
- Bennett Place
- Black Wall Street
- Duke Homestead State Historic Site
- Hayti Heritage Center
- Historic Stagville
- Museum of Durham History
- Walking Tour Led by Preservation Durham (Free)
- American Tobacco Trail
- Duke Lemur Center
- Durham Central Park
- Eno River State Park
- Museum of Life & Science (including Magic Wings Butterfly House)
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens
- West Point on the Eno City Park
- Brightleaf Square
- Chet Miller
- Ninth Street District
- Parker & Otis
- The Streets at Southpoint
- Vaguely Reminiscent
- Vert & Vogue
- Vintage Home South
- Cameron Indoor Stadium
- Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame
- Durham Bulls (minor league baseball)
- Historic Durham Athletic Park
- O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
- Wallace Wade Stadium
- Duke University
- North Carolina Central University
Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast enjoy luxurious amenities like free wireless high-speed internet, luxurious linens and bedding, plush microfiber robes, complimentary snacks and beverages, 24-hour coffee service available in our Butler’s Pantry, and a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning. We look forward to extending our friendly, Southern hospitality to you and your loved ones. We are confident you will like what you see here in Durham, North Carolina.
What You Really Want To Do at Durham’s Brightleaf Square 23 Aug 2019, 8:52 am
Durham’s Brightleaf Square is the perfect place to shop, dine, and more. Originally the two parallel buildings were tobacco warehouses, it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Over the years, many renovations have happened to Brightleaf Square. The most recent improvements were completed in the Fall of 2004. There is an easy-to-enter interior courtyard that allows visitors to window shop between the buildings.
One-of-a-kind shops and boutiques can be found at Brightleaf Square. Offering unique items such as:
- African art
- Arts and frame
- Contemporary art glass and pottery
- Design accessories
- DIY studio
- Fashion and designer jewelry
- Global flavors of oils
- Home decor and home goods
- Leather goods
- Luxury clothing
- Premium chocolates
Brightleaf Square also offers a great selection of restaurants in Downtown Durham. Places to eat offer:
- Ice cream
- Mexican-style cuisine
- Sushi bar
Brightleaf Square also features office space in its historic buildings with exposed brick walls, heart pine floors, and historic warehouse feel. Tenants include:
- Funding and advisory services
- Medical facilities and medical research
- Publishing houses
- Technology services and applied technology
Brightleaf Square hosts special events throughout each year, including:
- On Second Saturdays, various stores participate by offering unique programs and specials
- From April through November, Durham Farmers Market provides the freshest local produce
- A Summer Concert series featuring great entertainment
Located at the corner of Main and Gregson Street in Downtown Durham at 905 W. Main Street. Durham’s Brightleaf Square is fairly close to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. According to the Google map listed below, on average it is a fourteen-minute walk (seven-tenths of a mile) or depending upon which was you drive, it is either fives minutes (1.1 miles) or just three minutes (eight-tenths of a mile).
Morehead Manor is in the heart of Durham and close to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, and the Carolina Theatre. We welcome you to an enjoyable stay at our historic estate.
14 Powerful Performances With Big Names at DPAC 7 Aug 2019, 7:17 am
Big names entertain at the DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) in Durham, North Carolina from now through the end of the year including these fourteen different shows. Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast love how close we are to one of the top entertainment venues in the country.
- 7 Time Grammy Award Winner and The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, performs at 7 pm on Wednesday August 21. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hayti Heritage Center here in Durham.
- Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, return to perform at Durham Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm on Friday August 23. The two iconic musical groups have previously performed 4 sold out performances at DPAC.
- Legendary blues artist, Buddy Guy, performs Tuesday September 10 at 7:30 pm with very special guest Shemekia Copeland, a contemporary roots and soul musician.
- Don’t miss R & B Powerhouse Charlie Wilson‘s “The Best Party Concert Ever” at 8 pm on Friday September 13. With ten #1 singles, 13 Grammy nominations, and a New York Times bestselling memoir, he is one of the most highly sought-after entertainers for today’s top Hip-Hop and Pop artists.
- Aladdin is a hit Broadway musical (from the producer of The Lion King) featuring all of the songs from the recent film plus new music by Tony and Academy award winner Alan Menken. Led by a Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Casey Nicolaw, featuring an incomparable design team with sets, costumes, and lighting. DPAC shows run from Wednesday October 2 through Saturday October 26. Click the YouTube clip below:
- The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production, “Werq the World”! Only one performance on Thursday October 31 at 8 pm.
- REO Speedwagon, with their #1 hits and Top 40 classics, has sold more than 40 million albums around the world. They perform live at DPAC here in Durham on Wednesday November 13 at 7:30 pm.
- World renown jazz superstar Kenny G has sold 75 million records worldwide. His recordings regularly made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts in the 1980’s and 90’s. Don’t miss his performance Sunday November 24 at 7:30 pm.
- A Magical Cirque Christmas features the world’s greatest entertainers in a captivating new holiday show. Dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. It all starts at 7:30 pm on Sunday December 1.
- The holiday classic of the season, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas not only features dancing and lots of snow, it tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show with some of the greatest songs ever written in a magical Vermont inn. Shows start Tuesday December 3 and last through Sunday December 8.
- The magical holiday classic The Nutcracker features the talented Carolina Ballet on Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 in a total of three mesmerizing shows. Journey to a land of whimsical characters with magical illusions, incredible sets, and beautiful costumes. The Nutcracker is the perfect story ballet for the young and young at heart.
- A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 45th Anniversary and will return to DPAC for seven performances, Wednesday December 18 through Sunday December 22. With over 1 million people having experienced the magic of A Christmas Carol throughout the years, the show regularly sells out.
We’re At The Center of The Centerfest Arts Festival 16 Jul 2019, 2:57 pm
Don’t miss the 45th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival here in Downtown Durham. This festival is North Carolina’s longest running outdoor arts festival with judges. Located in historic central downtown Durham near Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.
This event happens Saturday September 21 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday September 22 from 11 am to 5 pm. Donations support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council.
Over 100 Visual Artists have been selected to participate in the Arts Festival this year. Much of what is for sale was made with salvage, forgotten, or antique objects as well as reclaimed, recycled, and organic materials. There is a wide variety of items to choose from, including:
- Abstract art
- Acrylic paintings
- Animal art
- Art boxes
- Clay works
- Cloth napkins
- Digital photography
- Glass mosaics
- Handwoven apparel
- Metal art and jewelry
- Oil paintings
- Stained Glass
- Tote bgs
- Wall art
- Watercolor paintings
- Wooden furniture and art
There are multiple stages featuring incredible entertainment. The 5 Points Stage, The Stage at Bull McCabes, CenterFest Oasis Stage, Main Dance Stage at CCB Plaza, and the Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza.
The 2019 Centerfest Arts Festival Entertainers:
- African American Dance Ensemble
- Alice Osborn
- Andy Coats and The Bankwalkers
- Barry Gray and Isabel Taylor
- Bev and Dave Gude
- Bob and Kirby’s Double H Bluegrass
- Bouncing Bulldogs
- Bruce Piephoff
- Bull City Blues Band
- Ceil and Dan
- Checkerboard Suede
- Crann Ull
- DAC Cirque de Danse
- Dave Wiserman
- Durham Ballet Theatre Aerialists
- Durham Community Chorale
- Durham Bullhorns
- Durham Jazz Orchestra
- Durham Street Piano Player
- Emily Musolino
- Empower Dance Studio
- Erim Akpan
- Flamenco Calle Nueve
- Footnotes Tap Ensemble
- Frank Pierce
- Freylach Time
- Gary Pullen
- Good Rocking Sam
- Individually Twisted
- Jessie Lang
- Jewel Song
- Jim Sharkey
- Kim Lane
- Kirk Ridge Band
- La Fiesta Latin Quartet
- Little River Cloggers
- Mad Science
- Matthew Chambers
- Michael Daughtry and The Drift
- Michael Paris
- Motiv8 Incorporated
- My Friend Paul
- Nathan Pope Band
- Natyarpana School of Dance and Music
- NC Jazz Ensemble
- Neville’s Quarter
- Nina’s Company Dancers
- Pippa Hoover
- Rafael Green
- Regina Gale and The Bradshaw Quartet
- Rhythm and Blue
- Ricardo Diquez and Tropic Orchestra
- Ryan Bonner
- Sam Frazier and The Side Effects
- Second Shift A Cappella
- Sentimental Johnny
- Scott Bouldin
- Shaun Jay Magic
- Stevan Jackson
- Takiri Folclor Latino
- Tea Cup Gin
- The Durham Savoyards
- The Gingersnaps
- The Holland Brothers
- The Silver Drummer Girl
- Tony Low
- Walltown Dance Company
- Zach Drill
Welcome Pride: Durham, NC, The Annual LGBTQ+ Festival 12 Jul 2019, 8:24 am
Welcome! Pride: Durham, NC is in its second year celebrating equality in Durham. Its predecessor, NC Pride, served as the Tar Heel state’s annual LGBTQ+ festival, taking place each year in Durham. The parade draws thousands of costumed marchers alongside decorated floats and vehicles. Additional activities include festival vendors, speeches, and parties that take place around the Triangle. It’s a great opportunity to support an inclusive community.
Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across North Carolina. Durham is home to progressive politics and true inclusion. We have the perfect location to celebrate your identities. Located in the state famous for “THE Bathroom Bill,” HB2, Durham is also where activists have shaped history through radical acts and intelligent collaboration between key community members.
Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to develop stronger connections and further growth and success in a turbulent political climate. All people with love in their hearts, fueled by progress, are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.
4 of The Best Clothing Shops in Durham 30 Jun 2019, 11:47 am
Magpie Boutique, located in Suite D of 601 W. Main Street in Durham, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. Magpie includes a broad range of clothes including dresses, tops, skirts, and jeans. Their distinctive jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Their accessories include leather bags, hand bags, belts, and scarves. The key concept of Magpie is to offer unique clothing and accessories shoppers won’t find anywhere else. They carry a variety of clothing lines that are versatile and flattering. The clothes can be worn during the day for work and transformed into a “going out” outfit with the change of footwear and accessories. They love working with customers to create an outfit that works for their style and budget.
Smitten…A Sweet Boutique, located at 2702 Hillsborough Road in Durham (just a few blocks off 9th Street) is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. According to their website, “Shopping, like life, should be a happy experience!” They specialize in clothing and accessories for the woman who has a passion for fashion and is “smitten by all things lovely”!
Vert and Vogue at 353 W Main Street (open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm) curates hard-to-find clothes, shoes, accessories, and home goods. Vert and Vogue has been featured in the New York Times and is recognized as a top woman’s store in the country. Their collection is made up of thoughtfully made designs from leading and established independent designers. They support independent designers who are inventive and stay true to their vision. They source goods with a focus on natural fibers, quality construction, timeless design, and American made production.
Durham Is Home To 5 Famous Films 11 Jun 2019, 3:00 pm
Durham is home to five famous films. Of course, the most famous film is Bull Durham. This baseball blockbuster movie stars Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins. Released in 1988, it is usually listed as one of the best sports movies of all times. In fact, Sports Illustrated magazine named it the most popular sports movie of all time.
The film focuses on a star pitcher and a veteran catcher playing for the Durham Bulls. The most popular minor league baseball team today. The film was shot at the ballpark that was home to the Durham Bulls at the time as well as various houses and other places throughout The Bull City.
Although it was not actually filmed in Durham, the 2019 movie The Best of Enemies is based on the true story of civil rights activist Ann Atwater (played by Taraji B. Henson) who faced off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. In an interview, Taraji explained, “I was attracted to this story since hate is taught, it can be unlearned, and love is way more powerful than hate.” The movie is about the desegregation of Durham county schools and how two unlikely people became lifetime friends.
Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction thriller about a group of researchers who invent a way to record the physical and emotional experiences of others so that others can experience them as well. Problems arise when the potential for abuse is discovered and things get out of control.
This movie starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood has scenes shot at Research Triangle Park and Duke University. Brainstorm also gained notoriety as Wood’s last film, as she sadly passed away during its production.
The Handmaid’s Tale is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s famous novel. Starring Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, and Natasha Richardson, this 1990 movie set in a dystopian future, tells the story of a young woman who is able to bear children (an increasingly rare trait) and the fallout she faces from a totalitarian regime. The novel was set at Harvard, but the movie was shot at Duke University and other locations around Durham including on the streets near Brightleaf Square.
Kiss the Girls is the film adaptation of James Patterson’s novel of the same name. This movie was set and filmed in Durham and the surrounding area. Morgan Freeman plays a forensic psychologist (Alex Cross) whose niece is kidnapped. Ashley Judd plays a woman who escaped from the same kidnapper and helps him on the case. In its first five months in theaters in 1997, this film grossed over $60 million alone.
The movie Arthur Newman starring Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Ann Heche, is about a man and woman who leave their pasts by taking on the identities of the owners of the empty homes they break into. During this process, they begin to explore what it is they ran away from. Released in 2012, this was filmed in part at Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, along with other locations in the Triangle.
- Gothic look of Duke University’s West Campus
- Historic Durham neighborhoods and homes
- Distinctive, neo-Romanesque brick work of the turn-of-the-century tobacco warehouses
- Pastoral river and lake fed countryside of North Durham
- 1920s and 1930s look of Downtown Durham
- Futuristic look of Research Triangle Park’s business complexes
How To Take a Tour of The Famous Duke Lemur Center In Durham 22 May 2019, 8:44 am
With 85 acres of land, The Duke Lemur Center (DLC) is the largest sanctuary for rare and endangered strepsirrhine primates in the world. Located at 3705 Erwin Road at Duke University here in Durham, North Carolina, the center is open to the public through tours by appointment only. Their purpose is to promote research and understanding of prosimians. Call (919) 401-7240 to schedule your visit.
Duke Lemur Center Tours Include:
- Lemurs Live (Public): Receive an introduction to the Duke Lemur Center and learn about its threefold mission to discover (research), engage (education), and protect (conservation).
- Lemurs Live (Private): Get a personable and knowledgeable tour guide all to yourself and your closest friends and family.
- Enrichment (More Than Just a Toy): A brand new tour this summer focuses on one of the most important aspects of lemur care at the DLC: enrichment activities such as weaving the perfect hammock out of fire hose, creating a puzzle feeder from cardboard boxes, or spraying a funny new smell in their habitat, they know lemur enrichment. They will share the knowledge they have learned over more than 50 years of caring for lemurs as they hand out treats and toys to some of the lemurs along the way.
- Walking with Lemurs: A lemur guide accompanies you into the forest where there are no barriers between you and the animals. Bring your camera as this experience offers views of the animals unlike any other.
- Behind the Scenes: Get a close-up view of the lemurs and experience the Center as only staff members do on an exclusive tour of their updated facility and learn how the Duke Lemur Center functions on a daily basis.
- Lemur Keeper For A Day: Here’s your chance to find out what it is really like to take care of lemurs. Join one of their amazing lemur caretakers for an afternoon and experience the life of a keeper firsthand. You’ll be involved in all aspects of the daily husbandry of their endangered prosimian primates.
- A Photographer’s Dream: View the Duke Lemur Center through the eyes (or lens) of their resident staff photographer, David Haring. Enjoy a morning traveling through our natural habitat enclosures (typically three are visited) photographing multiple species of lemurs with David and five fellow photographers.
According to the directions below, guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham can arrive to The Duke Lemur Center by car in less than twelve minutes. We are close to restaurants, sports, shopping, entertainment, and more.