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.