Historic District, Wilmington

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Historic District offers a window into the 19th and 20th centuries. The neighborhood features 151 buildings, many of which are three-story, red-brick townhouses. Others are wooden Victorian homes with large front porches. You'll also see some grander homes that played a role in the town's early history. Look for historical markers that identify these houses and tell their stories. Consider touring the neighborhood on a horse-drawn tram with a guide. After browsing the boutiques, head to the cozy bars. Using our world travel planner, Wilmington attractions like Historic District can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The horse drawn carriage ride through historic downtown was very enjoyable. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Worth it.  more »
  • We were here right after Christmas so the homes & streets were still decorated. Lots of beautiful homes and churches! The downtown area has a lot of places to eat or get something to drink. You can ta...  more »
  • When we arrived there was a man at The Cotton Exchange that is known as the nighttime city Mayor...he was very helpful and informative.  more »

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