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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #10 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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English first
south east u.s.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This old home now serves as a historic tour stop and it is lovely. Be sure to notice the cast iron gates and fence around it which was a sign of wealth back in the 1800's. And look across the street at the roof of the First Baptist Church...gorgeous slate!

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We toured the mansion today and really enjoyed the visit. The staff was friendly but did not offer info that would have been helpful. We didn't know about the $24 ticket to tour 3 homes until we read about it after we paid $10 each to tour the Bellamy. It would have been nice to have been offered this upfront.... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A house tour is only as good as the tour guide and our guide for the Bellamy Mansion was excellent. The history of this magnificent house is fascinating and it is wonderful to see the house preserved after all that it has endured through the years. An added bonus is being able to view the slave quarters and the privies... More

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had looked forward to touring the historic homes in Wilmington; but sadly the Bellamy Mansion is the only one open on Sunday. The intro film was interesting; but when we got ready for the tour, we were told the docent hadn't showed up. So for the admission price we were handed a sheet of paper to read about each floor... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

these people had really bad timing. The mansion was finished at the end of 1860. When the Civil War started they had to abandon it for years. Fortunately to its survival the Union troops used it as a headquarters so it survived. Definitely worth a visit in Wilmington.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went throught the mansion with a tour guide which I would highly recommend since he provided many details that weren't self evident. The mansion is about 10,000 sq ft and you were able to see the whole thing which is unusual. since many mansion tours exclude certain areas. As part of the tour you also see the servants quarters.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Passing by this beautiful antebellum home (that is right smack in the middle of Wilmington) really paints you a picture of what it would have been like to live during the 19th century, and what great amount of effort people put into status and architecture. Unfortunately, The house was purposely set aflame in the 1970s by a few teenagers. Leaving... More

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Burlington, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We bought a pass to tour three historic homes in Wilmington. The Bellamy Mansion was our first stop. The tour was most interesting and was conducted by a knowledgeable, friendly guide. Would recommend a visit.

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Clayton, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

On a rainy day this was a very good way to spend some time indoors. My family enjoyed the tour (we did the self guided tour due to timing) but did notice the house is not furnished in the way you may expect of a structure of this magnitude. The cost is somewhat high at $26 for a family of... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Pre-civil war home in town of a plantation owner. Finished just before the start of the war, spared by it's being occupied by the Union Leaders during the city occupation. Glimpse back into the house of the plantation owners as well as the slave kitchen and quarters that have also been restored.

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