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Zebulon Latimer House

126 S. 3rd St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites
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Butler, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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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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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Basel, Switzerland
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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
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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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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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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Make sure you visit the Latimer home when in Wilmington. It is a well preserved example of Italianate architecture. The story of the family and their lifestyle was also interesting. Make sure to ask about the missing Salon crown moulding!:) guide was pleasant and helpful. Tours are given on the half hour.

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Wilmington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Good look at restored history. Great way to find out how people lived in early Wilmington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We toured this beautiful home on a Tuesday morning and were the only two on the tour. The mansion was gorgeous and the guide knowledgeable. She provided a lively family history of a house that contained many period treasures.

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