The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

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Year Founded:
1951
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Joy Allen
Main Address:
224 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

What We Do

The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens is the oldest and largest historic site in downtown Wilmington. Occupying an acre, the property consist of three ballast stone buildings, circa 1744, once the city jail of Wilmington, the 1770 House, seven colonial style gardens and a kitchen house with a massive hearth complete with period cooking utensils.

The house museum 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 have been restored, are furnished with 18th century antiques, and showcase hundreds of objects.

Interesting Info

Guided Tours of the House on the Hour 10-4pm Mon-Sat, Self-Guided Tours of the Gardens
Blue Star Museum, Count on Me NC Certified, National Trust Distinctive Destination
We host monthly night tour and art show, craft markets 3 times a year, and an annual Birthday Tea and Christmas Program! Visit our Facebook page for more info.

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