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Historic District, Wilmington: Address, Phone Number, Historic District Reviews: 4.5/5

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Greg B
Frisco, TX41 contributions
Family
We spent a lot of time walking through several areas of the historic district on Our trip to Wilmington. If you stay close to the downtown area it seems like every neighborhood around there are historic. There are lots of beautiful homes to see, and in my opinion walking is the best way to see them. You can really appreciate the beauty of the homes and the yards and gardens while walking by them, Including the intricate ironwork on the wrought iron fences, gates, retaining walls. Very beautiful.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thuddery_Dan
Wilmington, NC72 contributions
I am told that Wilmington NC has the largest historic district of any city in the country. I have not verified that, but it sounds plausible. Many of the homes in the historic district have plaques that indicate how old the house is and give a brief account of who the house was built for. In December, the Wilmington Historical Society usually organizes tours of dozen or more homes. That is always fun!
Written November 24, 2020
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,101 contributions
Family
We enjoyed our walk after lunch. The buildings have plaques next to them so you can read the signs. We did riverwall, cotton exchange then headed to city hall walked to see all the churches, the mens social club. We moved up one street to see a home, the fountain, jewish synagogue and bellamy mansion. It was a chilly day so we wore masks and dressed warm.
Written December 27, 2020
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L1226KMjohnw
Wake Forest, NC78 contributions
I am a native of N.C. and had never been to the Historic District. It is very busy with lots of renovations going on. It has some lovely old churches. It appears they are attempting to mimic historic Charleston and/or Savannah which is a good thing, just not there yet. I do hope that happens in the not so far off future. It was very crowded,
lots of shops to explore. Beware of high priced parking though, $25 hr., and attempt to find street parking.
Written June 23, 2022
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vintagechina
Temecula, CA1,112 contributions
Solo
I loved this area and did spend quite a few hours walking around discovering beautiful buildings in tree lined roads. Each house was different but blended beautifully with the next. The architecture was lovely, the gardens different and the mature trees complimented my walks. I loved the way signs marked the age and information about the buildings. I met people walking their dogs and people sitting in their gardens enjoying the lovely weather. I am not into exercise but I walked many miles in this lovely place.
Written May 19, 2021
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MauryPlace76
Annapolis, MD15 contributions
Couples
An amazing amount of original historic material remaining. Lovely spring time landscaping. The streets that are still brick or pavers are safer as locals don’t speed so much. Other streets are like the Charlotte Speedway even early on a Saturday morning of a chilly day.
Written April 3, 2021
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A_Davis14
Fort Worth, TX123 contributions
Couples
First off we loved that this tour saves horses from the processors. Second we loved that the tours aren’t on a set schedule. The horses tell them when they are ready and relaxed so they aren’t being forced to anything. Overall, this tour was a quick 30 minute high level history lesson on Wilmington. We enjoyed it as there were a few historical houses tours we wanted to do so it gave us a good lay of the land and helped us determine which one we wanted to do. I would recommend to get your bearings for downtown plus a history lesson in the side. Cash only. Try to bring exact change.
Written June 13, 2022
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Debra S
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Friends
Dirty, construction everywhere. Riverwalk was nasty, questionable people, beggers. Shops dark and uninviting. Didn't feel safe walking around in broad daylight. Marketing group for the city is streching reality to say the least. Don't waste your time!!!
Written May 1, 2022
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bewitched32
Amityville, NY213 contributions
I loved visiting Wilmington Historic District. The homes have beautiful architectural detail. Very different and unique. The shopping is great. I found some cool things in the antique stores.I would highly recommend visiting if your in the area.
Written May 17, 2021
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Suzy L
Lincolnton, NC230 contributions
We walked and also took a carriage tour of the town. You can't go wrong either way. The historic district is lovely and worth a stroll. I enjoyed going via carriage and getting some information on some of the homes. Most of this district is very well maintained and the people are friendly.
Written May 31, 2022
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