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Zebulon Latimer House

126 S. 3rd St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC
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Ranked #19 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites
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Jacksonville, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the home of the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear. Walking in the front door and down the hall on the left wall are 2 portraits, Susannah Mabson and Thomas Hill. They are my 6th great grandparents. Lots of genealogy and historical books. I also found some of my cousins research. The lady who helped me was... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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192 reviews 192 reviews
71 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Since the 2 other houses included in the $24 passport ticket are closed on Monday, we decided to visit the Latimer House on a Monday when the upper 2 floors were not accessible due to a malfunction in the house's air conditioning system. We still, however, had a very interesting and informative tour of the lower 2 levels which made... More

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Burlington, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is the third historic home we visited on a pass for three homes. Again, the guide was most knowledgeable. If you like architecture and history, would recommend the pass as all three homes are distinctly different and interesting.

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Butler, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoyed this very much. Didn't have time for the 3 house package tour. So we picked this one because it was recommended as having the most original furniture. Every room had beautiful furniture and there were dresses to see in one of the bedrooms. Guide was a little rusty from the slow winter months, but he got the important... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

So much of the original house was still there.... untouched... small details not usually found in such historical homes. Worth the time to visit for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had an excellent tour conducted by a most knowledgeable docent. We thought there wasn't going to be much of interest in the home but we were so wrong! I would recommend a tour of this house to anyone interested in history!

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

no one came to the door at the 1pm and 3pm times when tours were scheduled to begin. Lights were on and sign was posted, but could see no-one inside through windows and mail slot. Recommend calling in advance before showing up. This was Friday Feb 22.

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Skillman, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wonderful guide , fascinating house. Loved the story about the lack of crown moulding( money diverted to purchase slave family who would other wise have been separate at auction) Beautiful collection of items relate to daily life - calling cards , jewellery , etc

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Malden, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I have toured many historic home while on vacations. This beautiful home has so much of the families original belongings, both personal and furnishings, it felt as though they were still lving there and had left for the day while tours were going on. Brittany , our tour guide, was educational and fun, went thru the family... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Visited on a Saturdy afternoon, had checked website and should have been open. No answer to door, rang and knocked and tried Gift shop entrance- locked. Went to visitor centre,they tried phoning as it was supposed to be open, no reply. Sure it's lovely inside but they need to work on their signage if going to close randomly.

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