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Bellamy Mansion

Address: 503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-251-3700
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Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The house is huge but lacking any real furniture of the time frame and we used the mp3 tour and they died on us. We finally just gave up an walked through an just admired the house design.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very disappointed in the visit to Bellamy this time. If they do not have adequate staff to run tours then the business should not be operating. Found the excuses of short staff due to holidays were poor. Guided tours are advertised on the hour and were not available. MP3 tours were offered, but has to go back twice because they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Discovered this house by accident and so glad I did. Amazing historical home which has been restored to original splendor. Provides a glimpse of civil war era life. Recommend watching video in visitor's center before touring house and grounds to hear more about the family and history of the house. I missed the guided tour, so staff gave me booklet... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We found this by accident so I hadn't read any reviews. We arrived and purchased our tickets. The tour was self guided with audio MP3 player. We started with a video about the house. When we went outside to start the MP3 player, I found the MP3 player a little frustrating I had a hard time getting it to start... More 

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North Carolina USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Amazing restoration of Civil War Era mansion. Audio tour stresses family life during difficult times. Includes respectful appreciation of slave and freemen contributions. Narrative is warm and revealing. Walking and guided tours available.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful house, but there was no personal guided tour, as the flyer said there would be 'on the hour.' The tour guide was touring, instead, couples planning wedding events there. So, we toured on our own and enjoyed it. Make sure you see the short movie in the visitor's center before you see the house. Lots of interesting history. Renovations... More 

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Dublin Ireland
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The best $21.40c for two ticket that I ever spent. The house looks stunning. We went into the Visitors Centre purchased our tickets and watched a very interesting twenty minute movie about the house, it's history and the Bellamy family. As they had no guided tours today we did our own tour but after the movie you don't need a... More 

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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