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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #8 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The two hour tour was phenomenal and the docent, Marti, was knowledgeable and a pleasure to interact with our perfectly small sized group of visitors. I know so much more about the interesting history of Wilmington and loved the architecture of the house and grounds.

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austin
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

beautiful mansion with gorgeous plaster molding in very good repair. The tour guide was excellent really made the tour and really knew what he was talking about. Only wish it had furniture but still would recommend.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I enjoy touring old homes and this is now one of our favorites. The amenities that were ahead of its time are numerous. I highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide pointed out things that would have been missed if we had just been on our own.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was a very pleasant find on my trip to Wilmington! The mansion is very impressive on the outside but the inside is amazing as well. Your tour starts inside the ticket area with a 10 minute history on the house. Then if a guided tour isn't available you can take an audio tour. I lucked out and had the... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
79 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are 3 historical homes to tour in Wilmington. This one is the most 'famous', as it is for sure the most beautiful from the outside. I was there at a time when they did not have a volunteer to do a tour, so I did a self guided tour. They do have a short film to see prior to... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Given most rental housing at NC beaches do not allow you to check in until after 3:00 p.m. a good option is to stop in Wilmington in the morning and have lunch there before checking in after 3:00 p.m. The Bellamy Mansion Museum has been positively reviewed by Trip Advisor many times in the past offers an excellent way to... More

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Tervuren, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Sounds probably strange to write this as a title. This house had been built just before the Civil War, had a mouvemented history, was partly burnt down, and has been restored "à l'identique". What was the most fascinating for me (a European) : the recognition of the workers, who were slaves (their owners got the money for the work their... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited all 3 historic houses: The Bellamy Mansion, The Burgwin-Wright House, and the Latimer House. The history behind these homes makes these tours worth taking. The houses are from 3 different time periods so take the oldest to youngest route so that you really get a feel for the historical periods, the changes, and the feel for the families that... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We visited the mansion using the self audio tour. It was very informative and allowed us the tour the house at our pace. The house is beautifully restored. It was a shame the house was not furnished to the period it was built , but it was to nice see the top floor of house which is usually not allowed... More

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Top Contributor
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My cousin and I were staying at a friend's beach house at N. Topsail Beach for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. This year was our 4th vacation together. Last summer we had driven into Wilmington, which is only about 45 mins. from N. Topsail Beach. We had talked about going back to Wilmington for an afternoon/evening trip. I... More

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