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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #11 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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Long Island New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed touring this mansion and learning about the family that lived in it (the last remaining child of the family died in I believe the 1940s and lived there until then). The estate is impressive and there's a lot to take away from it. I think what I enjoyed the most however was the fact that unlike other... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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70 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Decided to go with a designated tour with paid admission. Started off with an informational video that was not too long, with pieces of pertinent information about the structure and history. Our tour guide was informative, polite and looked professional. Our group was able to hear loud and clear. They also gave enough time for Q&A and moved everything along... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have driven by the mansion many times over the years but I had never taken the time to do a tour. I took my daughter on a Friday afternoon. We had a very good afternoon. We took the guided tour and I would recommend this. They have a recorded self tour as well. There is no extra charge for... More

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Radford, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very interesting tour. Learned about the city life of a Southern aristocrat. Tour guide was informative however the group had trouble hearing and sometimes people at the end of the group missed part of the explanation due to the guide talking before the whole group arrived in each room. A microphone on the guide would have also benefitted the group.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a nice visit to the Bellamy mansion. It was closed when we first wanted to visit on a Monday, so we went later in the week. It is an interesting place, but would have been better if they had it furnished. Most of the rooms were bare. And, the fact that it was air conditioned took something away... More

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kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We got there 30 minutes before closing so they asked for a small donation to enter. I'm so glad we didn't pay the entrance fee because it took 15 minutes to see every room. There is very minimal furniture, some rooms have none at all. They have installed local art throughout the halls and in some rooms. This is a... More

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Long Island, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This home has knowledgeable tour guides that tell the very interesting history of this home. The home is beautiful with several floors but not fully furnished. Be aware there are lots of stairs and no acessability for the handicapped. The gardens are well maintained and there is a small gift shop on the premises. It is definitely worth a visit... More

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Saint Matthews, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very nice presentation and history of the house followed by a detailed tour. This house is very authentic and in good condition for its age, wonderful architectural moldings throughout. The family story that surrounds it is captivating, the details of its restoration are equally interesting.

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Cary, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a beautifully restored home but is lacking due to the sparse furnishings. The tour guide was very knowledgeable however was unprofessional in her attire.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great place to take a tour. The tour guides do a great job and provide lots of historical context in the house. The most interesting thing about this house is that the daughter of the original owners kept very detailed records about the construction, staffing, maintenance, and events at this house, so more detail about it is... More

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