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Burgwin-Wright Museum House

224 Market St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC
910/762-0570
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Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Museums
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Arden, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

So much history in this house! Our wonderful tour guide Bobby was a true southern gentleman and gave us a lot of facts and information about this lovely old home.

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Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the house and gardens and our guide was excellent. The only problem I can see with visiting the house is it is not easily accessible to anyone with limited walking or climbing abilities. There is no elevator to the upper levels and there are several sets of stairs to climb.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very interesting house. Furnished, and you can enter the rooms and get up close to the furnishings and artifacts from the family that lived there.

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