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Burgwin-Wright Museum House

224 Market St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 USA

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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 experience what life was like during pre-revolutionary Wilmington. All rooms are furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques and showcase hundreds of objects. Occupying two-thirds of an acre, the colonial style gardens consist of seven distinct areas, including an orchard with pomegranate and fig trees, a kitchen garden and a rose garden. Built on the foundation of a former city jail, circa 1744, the house retains many vestiges of its previous incarnation such as outdoor and sub-basement jail cells and a freestanding kitchen house with a massive hearth complete with period cooking utensils. Guided tours include the stories about the people who lived and worked here and the women's organization that saved this landmark from the wrecking ball.Tours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Tours are on the hour with the last departing at 3pm. Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens is a Blue Star

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Carolyn Johnston S.

The house and contents are excellently maintained and fascinating. Our tour guide Julie was delightful- enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommend! Read more

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Jason C.

Very informative tour of a historic home. I lost count of how many factoids I learned in the 45-60 minute tour. If you're tall, watch your head Read more

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Lori L.

This was a highlight of my visit to Wilmington. It is easy walking distance from downtown, riverwalk. You can browse the gardens for no charge. They were gorgeous. The tour guide was very... Read more

Burgwin-Wright Museum House

224 Market St
Wilmington, North Carolina
28401 USA
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