The Bellamy Mansion is one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans, for John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) physician, planter and business leader; and his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss (1821-1907) and their nine children. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington.
Now the house is a museum that focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours, changing exhibitions and an informative look at historic preservation in action.
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Three Historic Homes Passport Ticket
Visit three historic homes at a discounted admission price with a purchase of a Passport ticket.
The Passport ticket price is $24.00 per person; regular admission is $10.00 at each individual house. Tickets are good for one week from date of purchase and may be purchased at any of the sites. Individual historic house schedules may vary without notice in which case this ticket will not be made available.
The Latimer House
126 South Third Street
This Victorian house recreates the opulent life of Wilmington before the Civil War.
Tours: Monday-Friday 10-3:30 P.M and Saturday 12-5:00 P.M. Last tour commences at 3:00 P.M.
The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
224 Market Street
Step back in history to 1770 and see this beautifully restored townhouse furnished with period pieces.
Tours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 P.M. Last tour commences at 3:00 P.M.
The Bellamy Mansion
503 Market Street
Learn about the fascinating history and restoration of Wilmington's grandest antebellum home and historic site.
Tours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:00 P.M. and Sunday 1-5:00 P.M. Last guided tour and self-guided audio-tour commence at 4:00 P.M.