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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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165 reviews 165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
80 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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