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Burgwin-Wright Museum House

Address: 224 Market St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910/762-0570
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Ranked #13 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Museums
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was part of the three house ticket we bought at Bellamy Mansion (basically buy two tours get one free) That made this tour a little better since it was discounted. Our guide didn't know much about what she talking about. When opening the floor to questions we were met with a blank stare. No pictures were allowed so we... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We just wanted a little thing to do one morning and I had read that you can walk around the gardens without paying to go thru the house so that's what we did. They were very nice.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
79 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the oldest home of the 3 homes open to tours in Wilmington. Built near the middle 1700's. Many or possibly most if the furnishings they believe original to the house. The tour they give is very good. I was lucky to have a tour guide that not only was well versed on the families that occupied the homes... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

The house was beautiful and the Tour Guide very informative. The gardens were beautiful . Enjoyed the history of house.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
72 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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