Also known as the Lehman-Duffy House, the current structure, incorporated an earlier dwelling presumably built by the Daves family sometime between 1791 and 1867. After a series of owners, the house was purchased by Nathan Eby Mohn and served as his residence until 1973. Tryon Palace purchased the home and restored it for use as offices and meeting spaces. Staff worked out of the building until 2010 when the North Carolina History Center was completed.
The Commission House and its beautiful backyard garden are now used as a rental venue for cocktail parties, intimate dinners and small weddings, as well as a Tryon Palace event and program reception space. Sometimes you can catch the Fife and Drum corps practicing on its inviting front porch.