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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Starkville, Mississippi
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We hesitated on whether or not to embark on the official tour of the home, because it was $10 per person and weren't sure if it was worth the money. The outside of the home was so breathtaking, we decided to check out the inside. To our delight, they offered a discount on ticket prices to students (we're graduate students)... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A great experience of life was like in early American history. Ask for Mrs. Morrison for a guide, if she's available. Quite entertaining!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If in Wilmington, you must tour the Bellamy Mansion, a very good experience. Here are a few tips from our experience: -Don't expect the interior to be completely furnished, this isn't how they decided to do it -Arrive about 15 minutes to the hour, we arrived 10 minutes to and a tour had just began, luckily we were allowed to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I love the Bellamy so much that I was married there. I have a brick with mine and my husband's name on the "wedding walkway." You have to appreciate history to enjoy the Bellamy. I suggest reading up on the mansion before viewing it because you just wont appreciate it. Don't expect to see the Biltmore because the Bellamy cannot... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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70 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's a beautiful 10,000 square foot antebellum architecture but we've been through so many historic homes they all start to look the same to me. We did not take the guided tour. We just went through the house on our own. Maybe a tour guide telling you history and other interesting facts would have made it better but I always... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you enjoy history or just a fan of nice houses then the Bellamy Mansion you will enjoy. The tour guides are very personable and knowledgeable and the house's history is engaging. Tour last about an hour and the museum has one of the only surviving examples of urban slave quarters in the country...a site an American should take the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour. Began with 10 min. film to familiarize visitors with the mansion's history. Great tour guide then showed us all 5 floors of the house and explained their significance. I look forward to visiting again when their renovations are completed. Well worth the time!

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Lovely home with fun history facts about the family, the town, and the times. The house has very little furniture, etc, and is mostly focused on the innovative architecture and family history. I have been twice, and enjoyed both tours.

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Surf City, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

While the house itself is quite nice and has a lot of nice features, it is almost totally unfurnished, and that was simply not what I was expecting. Other mansion tours I have taken had fully furnished homes that recalled the time from when they were built.

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