Historic District, Wilmington

4.6
#1 of 11 in Neighborhoods in North Carolina
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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  • October 2, 2017
    The historic district is gorgeous, and there are so many different ways to explore! A great way to spend a day.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I loved everything about Wilmington, is one of my absolute favorite towns. The historic district is very nice, well maintained with beautiful gardens and fountains. The lanes are all charming and flow into the jetty, seen on television shows such as Dawson's Creek. Recommended!
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  • September 29, 2017
    Wilmington had its own stamp master back in colonial days. Today, the district is partially modernized with p[leasant restaurants and shops -- the riverfront is the main draw where one can still imagi...  more »

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