A History Lover’s Guide to Wilmington, NC


It’s time to brush up on your history! From the plantation to the theater, explore all the historical places in Wilmington, NC


Bellamy Mansion, one of the historic places to visit while in Wilmington, NC. {Photo Credit}

Bellamy Mansion, one of the historic places to visit while in Wilmington, NC. {Photo Credit}


Wilmington, NC is brimming with rich history! Did you know that the manor house of the Poplar Grove Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? If you’re making a stop in Wilmington, NC, take a glimpse into this region’s history by visiting one or all of these amazing places.



Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC is a historical treasure! Make sure to check it out!

Built on the eve of the Civil War, the Bellamy Mansion still stands today. What was built as a home for John Dillard Bellamy, his wife and nine children, now serves as a historical museum. Gardens and magnolia trees surround the 10,000-square foot home. Get a glimpse into the past when you tour the Mansion as well as the restored Slave Quarters.

503 Market St

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A beautifully preserved theater and local gem, don’t miss out on Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC!

A gem of Wilmington’s cultural and political heritage, Thalian Hall is one of the oldest performing arts theaters in the United States. Thalian Hall was a place for entertainment during the Civil War. After lending its stage to artists like Lillian Russell, Buffalo Bill Cody and Joseph Johnson, several renovations were made throughout the 20th century. Now Thalian Hall hosts 422 annual events and is looking to expand and renovate the historic hall. Thalian Hall is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

310 Chestnut St Wilmington, NC

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Stroll along the decks and marvel at the grand Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC!

Battleship North Carolina showcases exhibits of the young men who served the U.S. during World War II. The ship is filled with exhibits that showcase the stories of these brave men as they journeyed to serve the U.S.

1 Battleship Rd. NE




Watch a video to get an up close look of the USS North Carolina Battleship:


Check out Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC — and step back in time!

Poplar Grove Plantation is the location of one of the oldest surviving peanut plantations in North Carolina as well as the Manor House—a site recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Poplar Grove Plantation was home to the Foy family for over five generations. Guides in period attire lead you through the 1850-era manor house. Don’t miss out on activities like basket weaving and wagon rides perfect for the whole family!

10200 US Hwy. 17 N Wilmington, NC

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Watch this video to learn about their permanent exhibit, ‘From Civil War to Civil Rights.


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