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Historic District

Address: Wilmington, NC 28412
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A plethora of restaurants, bars, waterfront views, historic homes and businesses, lots of music, friendly wait staff everywhere. You could spend a week downtown and not hit everything downtown has to offer!

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Annapolis
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

enjoyed walking the local streets and the riverwalk area. Checked a couple of the local restaurants and bars while we were there. Ducked into a couple of the stores to shop for Christmas presents.

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Middletown
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The area along the river estuary provided excellent views, abundant seating opportunities and an atmosphere I found refreshing. As we strolled through the district, we discovered wonderful shops and cafes, restaurants of all types and homes from at least the early nineteenth century. Residents and fellow tourists greeted each other frequently.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wilmington's downtown has a rich history. We loved spending time downtown, checking out the restaurants, shops, and taking in the historic buildings. The surrounding antebellum homes were an added bonus.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Circa 1770 Colonial era site with a wonderful guided tour of interest to age groups ranging from elementary students to adults. My seven year old granddaughter was fascinated by everything and treated kindly by the knowledgable docent.

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wilmington, NC, is a beautiful historic city that has been "on the move" for several years. The historic area has enjoyed significant restoration, and is a very accommodating place to visit. The city enjoys a vibrant location on the Cape Fear river with an active cultural scene. Music is a prime draw, with many folk, jazz and R and B... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cool to see. Not necessarily a must see, but a nice casual stroll. A very busy place on weekend evenings. Good for the entire family.

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San Clemente, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked but what I did see was very cute and had lots of boutiques. I would recommend going with children during the day as the bars open at night. Definitely worth a visit.

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Circleville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were able to visit the local art galleries. Our favorite stop was the local public radio station. Lots of holiday cheer throughout the city!

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I lived in this area for 10 of the best years of my life, history is all around you as are the local legends and history. Ghost of the past seem to be everywhere if not real, in your imagination.

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