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Address: 503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4634
Phone Number: 910-251-3700
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Great local history stop

Easy to find, very nicely restored 1861 mansion with many original features still intact. Very good guide. Especially interesting because the Bellamy name is very well known... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
mevans0421
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Little River, South Carolina
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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to find, very nicely restored 1861 mansion with many original features still intact. Very good guide. Especially interesting because the Bellamy name is very well known locally.

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Greenbay
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth seeing on a summer afternoon. Interesting history and the mansion's role during the Civil War. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bellamy Mansion is one of Wilmington's three historic homes that are open to the public. The tour includes a short video that gives background history. I highly recommend taking one of the guided tours, but self-guided tours are also available. There are not many furnishings in the house, but the stories of the house and the family are memorable.... More 

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the mansion today but was not extremely impressed. My opinion, the visit wasn't worth the price. The walk ways did have some beautiful sea shells.

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Clifton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great civil war era historical site. The NC preservation group has done a great job restoring and maintaining this property. Although there is still much to do in the furnishing area, the house and grounds are wonderful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the tour memorable.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous restoration! The home enjoyed lighting,cooling,heating,running hot and cold water.Did not know they had all these amenities back then.Included on the grounds is the original slave quarters building.The story of the Bellamy family was very interesting as well as the slaves who were involved in the construction and running of the home.The tour was almost 2 hours and it went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guided tour begins with informative film in visitor's center. Huge mansion with lots of stairs but excellent place for kids 8 and up to have room to see things, learn some cultural history and not have very many "don't touch hazards"

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the house tour. Starts with a twelve minute film. The guide walked us through the house and it was fascinating to see the differences between the living quarters and standards of the owners in the house and their slaves in the slave house. The guide did a great job in explaining how the predjuces continued into the last... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is beautiful and a little sad. Though I know plantations such as this were a large part of Southern history and as I understand this one was better than most of the day, still you know life for those that worked there was NOT GOOD. The person conducting the tour was a little disengaged. Very narrow stairs to climb,... More 

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Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful treasure for Wilmington. We had a wonderful chat with the lovely young gal at the reception area- she was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the historic area and this house. The male docent was very nice- his pace is a bit slow- so do not think you can get the tour quickly. They have a lovely gift shop... More 

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