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Burgwin-Wright Museum House

224 Market St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC
910/762-0570
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Museums
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Well maintained place. Tour lasts about an hour. Gives a glimpse into the lifestyle of a wealthy self-made merchant in mid to late 1700's in colonial America. Lots of interesting little pieces of period furniture so be observant. Cornwallis was supposed to have occupied this house after retreating from Guilford County battle in his way to his fateful loss in... More

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Long Island New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'm an admitted history buff, so I love taking the opportunity to explore old mansion homes and historic sites when I'm in an area that presents them to me. But by the time I leave them I don't usually feel like I learned anything, because most of the information I receive is stuff I already got from history books, or... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great tour, and the house is packed with mid 1700's era historical furniture and artifacts. A highlight was a signed order from George Washington. This house is amazing because it still has all of the original long leaf pine construction. This extremely dense wood has survived in nearly perfect condition for 260 years. It is the same kind of wood... More

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even though it poured the rain and we didn't get to tour the grounds, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this beautifully restored colonial home. The gentleman guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I learned a lot. I can't wait to go back on a sunny day to tour the grounds.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Having toured many of the old houses in Charleston, SC, my wife and I decided to visit the 3 houses in Wilmington that are included in the $24 passport ticket. What a bargain! We had an excellent tour guide and were part of a small group of 4 so it was almost a private tour of this magnificent town house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Went on the Friday evening tour and found out this was the first "town home" built in Wilmington. Lovely example of period architecture and furnishings. Garden worth going back to see in the daytime. Folks who gave the tour are knowledgeable and very friendly. Don't miss this one.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is the second home of three that we visited with our three museum home ticket. As with the Bellamy Home, the tour guide was most interesting and friendly. Recommend a visit.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I brought my class here to visit this fall. The house was beautifully maintained, inside and out. The docents were personable and knowledgeable, and spoke well to the students. The gardens were gorgeous as well. Being new to the Wilmington area, it was a great way to learn more about the city.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Brilliant tour of this unique house with important links to the Independence Wars. The guide was great, tour length just right and telling us key facts about the house and a period of history of which we being British are woefully ignorant. Must do some reading for homework.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was an amazing house tour. The docent was dressed in costume and was incredibly knowledgeable. I appreciated that the staff warned us that they were inundated with 4th graders every day until 1:00. We came back later - but we think it's great that every 4th grader in the area gets a day of history here. As a retired... More

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