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Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-3700
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The guide (Denise I believe is her name) was really well informed, friendly and fun to do the guided tour with. Tips aren't pushed at all but would recommend that you give one! House is quite impressive and a good piece of NC history. Well restored.

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting! It was quite a walk, but worth every step to hear about the family and house history. It is definitely a go see when in Wilmington. Where your comfortable shoes.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had visited Wilmington for many summers as a child and fell in love with this lovely home even in it's deteriorating mode. I was thrilled to see that it is now restored and can be toured. We visited here with daughter's family as a field trip during our vacation for her 6 children who are homeschooled in Ohio. The... More

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