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Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

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Basement was interesting

I won’t ruin the surprise but the tour guide included some info on the basement of this building... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Cordoba, Mexico
Great visit!

My husband and I went through today and truly enjoyed ourselves. The gardens were beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Waterford, New York
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
224 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4444
+1 910-762-0570
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I won’t ruin the surprise but the tour guide included some info on the basement of this building that was interesting. Has a gift shop and was a participant in the 4th Friday art gallery tour.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went through today and truly enjoyed ourselves. The gardens were beautiful and the tour was great, worth the trip!

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The staff here really made took the cake. Knowledgeable and ready to answer questions about almost every piece of decor in the house! Overall, a Wonderfull experience at this house!

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The Burgwin-Wright house is a beautiful home rich with years of history of generations of a couple different families. You are taken through the home and separate kitchen by a tour guide and told of the families as well as of the jail which once...More

Thank Jennie E
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Tours of this home are done on the hour with a tour guide. The home is a colonial (pre revolution) house and has been beautifully restored. Tour includes the first and second floors. The rooms are furnished with some family items and other period pieces....More

Thank JVKV
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We visited early on a rainy day in May and were the only people on the guided tour, which was great. Our guide (Vicky?) had an intimate knowledge of the house, its history and contents. Make sure to visit the gardens, they are really beautifully...More

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This great mansion from 1770 is to be visited only with a guide. As we were on that moment the only visitors, we got a, so to say, private tour. The lady who guided us was very kind and was able to answer our additional...More

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I wish I knew the name of our tour guide - she was a young woman with light brown hair and glasses and she was so knowledgeable about the home and the time period, and made the tour wonderfully engaging. I'll be honest - I...More

Thank 99dingo
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Built in 1770, the house was originally home to shipping magnate and lawyer John Burgwin and his family. A jail had originally been constructed on the site, and the ballast stones used which comprised the walls of the jail provided the foundation for this magnificent...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of this historic home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She really seemed to enjoy recounted the history of the home and providing interesting information about why the house was built a certain way, how the colors of the walls...More

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Maria C
10 July 2018|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
To view the interior of the house we only offered guided tours due to the sensitive nature of our antique collection. We are fully furnished with 18th and 19th century pieces that are on full display within each of the... More
22 June 2018|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Both the house and the outdoor kitchen house are air conditioned. Its a short walk between the two buildings. We do have a self-guided tour of the gardens, if you choose not to walk-through them, you can... More
Tabitha F
26 February 2017|
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Response from John B | Property representative |
George is correct. Admission is $12 per adult, $6 per student, free for active military and children 3 and under. With a rackcard, you get a dollar off. Thank you for your interest!