Wilmington Things to Do

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  • 1. The Battleship North Carolina

    Spend a morning or afternoon touring the historic Battleship North Carolina, a memorial to the 10,000 North Carolinians who died in WWII. It survived a torpedo in 1942 and has been in Wilmington since...

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  • 2. Orton Plantation

    This beautiful plantation is currently not open to the public. Louis Moore Bacon, a descendant of the family that built the property, bought Orton Plantation late in 2010. It has been closed for...

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  • 3. The Cotton Exchange

    the cotton exchange is a collection of eight historic buildings on water and front streets. these buildings once housed a cotton exchange, a flour mill. a printing company, and a seed merchant. today...

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  • 4. Wilmington's City Hall/Thalian...

    this beautiful greek revival building was built in 1858. thalian hall was designed by architect john m. trimble. over the years this building has served as wilmington's city hall, opera house, and is...

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  • 5. Latimer House

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 6. The Cape Fear Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I've only been in the museum once or twice. You can see some pretty interesting artifacts that are relevant to the area and for the Michael Jordan fans, there's a little display of pictures of his...

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  • 7. First Presbyterian Church

    the first presbyterian church is one of several historic churches in downtown wilmington. the first presbyterian church was established in 1785. the first church was built in 1818, the second church...

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  • 8. The River District

    Wilmington's Historic River District and Island Beaches boast a bounty of extraordinary experiences from the river to the sea. Surrounded by water, history, and...

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  • 9. bridges mansion

    this beautiful greek revival mansion was built in 1906 by elizabeth bridges the widow of preston bridges. preston bridges' father was the founder of the...

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  • 10. Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

    The monstrous Cape Fear Memorial Bridge was constructed over the Cape Fear River near downtown Wilmington in 1969. This is the highest bridge in North Carolina,...

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  • 11. first baptist church

    the first baptist church was established in 1808. the present first baptish church was built in 1870. this beautiful early english gothic revival building was...

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  • 12. j.w. murchison house

    the j.w. murchison house was built in 1878 in the second empire style. the house was built by james walker, a wilmington contractor. the j.w. murchison house is...

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  • 13. st. james' cemetery

    located on the grounds of st. james church is st. james cemetery. this historic cemetery is the final resting place of many of wilmington's influencial...

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  • 14. john a. taylor house

    this massive mansion was built in 1847. the john a. taylor house was designed by architect benjamin gardner. this house was once the wilmington armory and now...

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  • 15. new hanover county courthouse

    this beautiful brick building was built in 1892. the courthouse was designed by architect a. s. eichberg in the queen anne style. the new hanover county...

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  • 16. st. james church

    st. james church is one of several historic and architecturally significant churches in downtown wilmington. st. james church was founded in 1729. the original...

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  • 17. confederate civil war memorial

    this interesting confederate civil war memorial was funded by gabriel boney in 1927. this unique memorial is located on a median on south 3 rd street (US 17)....

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  • 18. trolley tours

    the wilmington trolley tour is a good way to learn about the history and architecture of wilmington. the tours last 45 minutes and cover many of the historic...

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  • 19. river cruise

    a fun thing to do is to take the henrietta III river boat cruise. the henrietta III is named after the henrietta steam boat that was launched in wilmington in...

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  • 20. burgwin-wright house

    this beautiful georgian townhouse was built by john burgwin in 1770. this home is considered the finest example of a colonial home in the cape fear region....

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  • 21. city market

    the current city market complex is located in the historic old wilmington city market building. the city market is located in the heart of wilmington's downtown...

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  • 22. bellamy mansion

    the bellamy mansion was built in the greek revival-italianate style in 1861 by james post. the mansion is named after dr. john bellamy who later purchased the...

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  • 23. george davis statue

    george davis was a confederate senator and the last attorney general of the confederacy. davis was captured by the union in key west florida in october 1865 and...

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  • 24. cornelius harnett monument

    cornelius harnett was a revolutionary war leader in the cape fear region. harnett was the chairman of the sons of liberty and was a member of the continental...

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  • 25. Tour Old Wilmington

    Tour Old Wilmington is a new tour company in Wilmington NC. They have done their homework and really know some fun and interesting stories about Wilmington and...

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