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“One of a kind!”
Review of Historic District

Historic District
Ranked #3 of 114 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of a kind!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Wilmington's Historic District is one of the oldest in the Southern United States and well worth a visit! Whether it's alone, with a loved one, or with the kids, there are things for all tastes and interests. Come during the day for shopping or at night for great retaurants and night life! Beautiful! Highly reccomended!

Visited December 2012
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Manteo, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Shops, cafes, art galleries, and bars”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you want to experience day and nightlife in an historic southern city you have got to visit downtown Wilmington'NC. It reminds me of a scales down version of Charleston ,SC. with its many shops, galleries, and historic architecture. This is a must for those who love the South.

Visited January 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“A Family Favorite!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

All my daughter wanted for Christmas was a trip to Wilmington, and time to wander around the Historic District! I was quite happy to oblige. We stay down at the Best Western right on Riverwalk. We can walk down to the shops, and one morning I got up early to stroll along the river, and encountered a small indie film being shot on Main Street. How cool is that?

We love the shops, the huge variety of eateries, and most of all, the genuine warmth and friendliness of everyone we meet there - not just the people who serve us in the cafes, etc. It's the people we meet out on the streets, in the shops, everywhere. Favorite places - Front Street Brewery, The Black Cat, the tour in a horse-drawn carriage, Planet, and several great shops at the Cotton Exchange (the book store and Celtic shops always have cool things!).

What a great place to wander, try great new foods, and meet real, honest genteel southern folks. We keep going back, because we always have such great experiences there.

Visited January 2013
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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“A piece of history”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The historical land marks and houses plus a very clean enviromment makes for a very pleasant visit to Wilmingtin, NC

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“City trolly tour”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

On the trolly tour it seemed as if there were hundred's of streets and all the houses on each street were well maintained. A variety of types of houses and each somewhat unique. Trolly driver was informative with few trite jokes.

Visited September 2012
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