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Built in 1771, the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens is the only structure in Wilmington from the colonial era open to the public. Operated as a museum house, it offers visitors a unique opportunity to view a fine example of Georgian architecture and...more
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The Burgwin-Wright house is a beautiful home rich with years of history of generations of a couple different families. You are taken through the home and separate kitchen by a tour guide and told of the families as well as of the jail which once...More
Tours of this home are done on the hour with a tour guide. The home is a colonial (pre revolution) house and has been beautifully restored. Tour includes the first and second floors. The rooms are furnished with some family items and other period pieces....More
We visited early on a rainy day in May and were the only people on the guided tour, which was great.
Our guide (Vicky?) had an intimate knowledge of the house, its history and contents. Make sure to visit the gardens, they are really beautifully...More
This great mansion from 1770 is to be visited only with a guide. As we were on that moment the only visitors, we got a, so to say, private tour. The lady who guided us was very kind and was able to answer our additional...More
I wish I knew the name of our tour guide - she was a young woman with light brown hair and glasses and she was so knowledgeable about the home and the time period, and made the tour wonderfully engaging. I'll be honest - I...More
Built in 1770, the house was originally home to shipping magnate and lawyer John Burgwin and his family. A jail had originally been constructed on the site, and the ballast stones used which comprised the walls of the jail provided the foundation for this magnificent...More
We really enjoyed our tour of this historic home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She really seemed to enjoy recounted the history of the home and providing interesting information about why the house was built a certain way, how the colors of the walls...More
To view the interior of the house we only offered guided tours due to the sensitive nature of our antique collection. We are fully furnished with 18th and 19th century pieces that are on full display within each of the... More
To view the interior of the house we only offered guided tours due to the sensitive nature of our antique collection. We are fully furnished with 18th and 19th century pieces that are on full display within each of the rooms.
We do however offer a complimentary self-guided tour of the property, covering about 3/4 of an acre of gardens. Our museum's Visitor Center also has exhibits on the history of the property and the city of Wilmington, as well as a rotating art gallery.
Good Afternoon, Both the house and the outdoor kitchen house are air conditioned. Its a short walk between the two buildings. We do have a self-guided tour of the gardens, if you choose not to walk-through them, you can... More
Good Afternoon, Both the house and the outdoor kitchen house are air conditioned. Its a short walk between the two buildings. We do have a self-guided tour of the gardens, if you choose not to walk-through them, you can still enjoy their history from the cool indoors!