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Historic District of Wilmington is a must stop if you love history. You will learn things about... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Great area to shop

Great area to browse all types of shoppes and little restaurants. From souvenir bracelets and beads... read more

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Antoinette W
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One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
Wilmington, NC 28412
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Was hoping for a more memorable historic district. This was large but underwhelming. Not a lot of properties that produced a wow reaction.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic District of Wilmington is a must stop if you love history. You will learn things about Wilmington you did not know. Always a good thing to leave an area know you know something more about it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many privately owned homes are beautifully kept in the historic district. Most of the public areas have been updated and house trendy shops, salons, businesses, restaurants, pubs and tattoo parlors.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to browse all types of shoppes and little restaurants. From souvenir bracelets and beads to a little offbeat and kitschy shops. They even have ghost tours in the evening. The also have carriage rides available and several historic markers and buildings including the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were easily able to find street parking, and took some time walk the streets. Lots of shops and restaurants, and many old historic building. Pleasant relaxing way to spend some time.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for history lovers, foodies, shoppers, families. I ate in excellent restaurants including sushi, French and local cuisine. Finding metered street parking or parking in a street-level lot right on Market Street was not an issue on weekdays in April. There were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many interesting sights and great architecture. Also wonderful shops and restaurants! Very pet friendly area and also a nice river walk. We cruised the older residential historic homes also. Fountains and statues to see also.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Valerie1228
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The downtown area has restored, attractive buildings occupied by good restuarants, shops and businesses. The river walk includes interesting historical markers and is a pleasant stroll. It is touristy as well. We enjoyed some fine restuarants downtown.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HaleF643
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy walking through the Historic District reading plaques outside of preserved homes. I was told that walking up the homes steps was acceptable; understandably going onto porches is inappropriate.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mnmel1997
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We especially enjoyed the River Walk Well-narrated carriage ride through all the pretty streets Bellamy Mansion Fort Fisher outside of town

Date of experience: March 2019
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June 17, 2018|
Response from catmom24 | Reviewed this property |
Our carriage ride started at 11 am and lasted 30 minutes. You ride around a few of the blocks in the downtown district. It's not very far. Apparently there are different routes. Our driver said we got tour number 3, not... More
kathy g
May 3, 2017|
Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
We did not book carriage ride or meals in advance, but don't about the summer months. Park at the parking garage. Think there is only one public parking garage in the historic district.
Janice W
May 2, 2017|
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Response from dianeb817 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about $15 per person - no reservations needed- just wait in line.