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Historic District

Wilmington, NC 28412
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This area is full of shops, places to eat and great architecture! Definitely take the time to park and walk around.

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Miinnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Walking along the river walk is interesting and full of history. A must to do when visiting Wilmington.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Easy walkable area, great shops, restaurants and cool places to see but the Carriage ride we picked up on Market Street was the highlight. Modern day and historical information about the area, people and places. Our Driver Don was entertaining, very knowledgeable and happy to help people with suggestions about other places to go and see. Very worth while and... More

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NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This a nice place to visit while in Wilmington --- lots of shops and restaurants. One night there was a live band playing on the waterfront. Good place for families.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Liked the historical sites. Waterfront was great. Many nice shops and restaurants. Great for walking tours of the city.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the historic district. enjoyed all the small shops and cafes. Took a guided trolley ride around the area that told the history of the town. Definitely a must when visiting Wilmington.

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Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Historic District restaurants, shops, Cotton Exchange and the river boat rides are inexpensive and readily available all day! Wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable, polite workers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Historic District was very walkable and chock-full of restaurants, shops , bars and landmarks. It's also right near the river and riverwalk. This is the place to stay in Wilmington.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beautifully maintained and restored houses throughout the historic district are just beautiful. We enjoyed just walking around soaking them in. The brick-paved streets to delineate the area are a nice touch.

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Cleveland, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took the horse tour around the many blocks of historic buildings. Loved it so much we drove and walked around the area too; just could not get enough of the beautiful homes, many of which were Victorian!

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