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Latimer House (Museum)
The Latimer House is a bit difference because you don't just tour the inside, it's a meeting place for you to take walking tours of the downtown area. In addition to being open for tourists, it's home to the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. At the website you'll see that there are a range of events planned through this group almost each weekend. I would highly reccommend the Light in the Night Tour in the month of December to see all the old houses lit up.
It's easily accessible, within walking distance, from the Riverwalk.
Guided tours of the Latimer House interpreted by our trained docents are available for $10.00 per person. Children may tour the home for $5.00. Members are welcome free of charge. The Latimer House is located at the corner of Third and Orange Streets in downtown Wilmington. Tickets for all three house museums in Wilmington—the Latimer House, the Bellamy Mansion, and the Burgwin-Wright House—are available for $24.00 from any of the museums.
The house is open for tours at the following times:
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
The last tour begins at 3:30pm.
The Society also sponsors walking tours of downtown Wilmington. The walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours and covers 12 blocks of the historic district. Each house and building on the walk has its own story that is told and it truly shows life in the past and the present. The price per person is $10.00, or $7.00 for groups of twenty or more.
The Latimer House
A Victorian style home, circa 1852. I didn't go here, but you can get more info at www.latimer.wilmington.org.
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