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Bellamy Mansion Museum, Wilmington

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4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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  • We visited on a Saturday. There was a very helpful volunteer in front that shared some interesting history with us. Sadly there wasn't a docent at the time we arrived. The history did come alive when ...  read more »
  • A quick visit but a wonderful respectful restoration of origin. After a ten minute film, visit guided or free (ask the explanatory sheet in french, they have!)
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  • We love stopping at historical homes. This one was a disappointment. Very small and frankly not much to see. The ground floors are mostly fireplaces and old chairs. Also no docent so we just read desc...  read more »
  • This is a very beautiful old home that has been lovingly restored. However, the tour guide should find another place to volunteer. She clearly despises the Bellamy family. Every period of history has its evils, including the Antbellum South. However, the guide found racial hatred in every corner, even in the family's desire to isolate kitchen odors from the dining room. She expressed joy that the matriarch of the family was discomfitted by the Union army's vandalization of the home. When a historical interpretter lacks all empathy for the people they study, they do violence to the discipline. If our nation is to heal from its great divisions, we will need to find for each other mutual respect and affection, rather than demonizing and dehumanizing our ancestors.
  • A wonderful site to visit in Wilmington. The architecture is spectacular, but the history of Civil War-era Wilmington, the Bellamys, and their domestic slaves is the most interesting. The restored slave quarters adds so much to the tour, and there are often very nice exhibits on the second floor of the mansion. Do not expect a completely furnished home, but do expect a fascinating and revealing tour!
  • I think your experience depends on your tour guide. Ours was great! I highly recommend the guided tour instead of the self guided.
  • We were there for the family day in March 2016. The house and the staff were amazing. Everyone in my family loved it!
  • Great tour interesting stories.
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