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Historic District

Wilmington, NC 28412
+1 910-409-4300
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great horse carriage ride

This was well worth the price and the guide was very entertaining. It really helps to understand a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Arden, North Carolina

The historic district is gorgeous, and there are so many different ways to explore! A great way to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Burlington, North Carolina
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One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carriage ride” (36 reviews)
“beautiful homes” (28 reviews)
“horse drawn” (27 reviews)
Wilmington, NC 28412
Wilmington, NC 28412
+1 910-409-4300
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was well worth the price and the guide was very entertaining. It really helps to understand a historic city better hearing stories intertwined with history when you have never been there before

Thank parkna55
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The historic district is gorgeous, and there are so many different ways to explore! A great way to spend a day.

Thank AshleyHatley
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wilmington had its own stamp master back in colonial days. Today, the district is partially modernized with p[leasant restaurants and shops -- the riverfront is the main draw where one can still imagine the time when Wilmington was the last operating confederate port, and blockade...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great downtown vibe. Many more good restaurants. The new marina is stunning! Great place to eat, shop and walk. Carriage rides are wonderful too.

1  Thank Crash123456
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Beautiful area with so much to see and do, great stores ,great places to eat , Beautiful water front, loved the carriage ride. Great place to tour, get on the water , see the battle ship, take in the beautiful gardens.

1  Thank martinblacksheep
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Easily walkable with such a huge variety of shops and restaurants. Lots of history. Lots of choices of varied activities for all ages.

1  Thank momdzall
Reviewed 12 September 2017

wilmington is a great town you should visit and learn some history. Cant say enough about the historic district

1  Thank shawnhudgens1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

very educational about it history and the events that occur doing it time. will visit again with my grand kids

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lots of shopping and lovely restaurants! Very beautiful buildings filled with historical charm! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Historic Wilmington is a beautiful location to explore on foot, bicycle or drive. Located minutes from the beach, it contains several scenic areas, photo opportunities and eating options. In my opinion one of the best places in NC to visit.

1  Thank Robin B
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kathy g
4 May 2017|
Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
We did not book carriage ride or meals in advance, but don't about the summer months. Park at the parking garage. Think there is only one public parking garage in the historic district.
Janice W
3 May 2017|
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Response from DianeB730 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about $15 per person - no reservations needed- just wait in line.
Janice W
3 May 2017|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
I believe the tour was $15 per person and the guide that drove did a wonderful job explaining all the highlights of the historic district.