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Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts

503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA

Built as the city residence of prominent planter John D. Bellamy, the Bellamy Mansion is a premier architectural and historical treasure in North Carolina. The quarter acre site features formal gardens with native plants and a rare example of an urban slave building -- both part of the hour-long tour. The mansion itself was completed in 1861, but the Bellamys were soon displaced from their new home due to fear of raging yellow fever and the threat of invasion by Union forces. The mansion was later commandeered as a Union headquarters. The Bellamys returned to their home in the fall of 1865. In 1993, Preservation NC opened the restored site as a museum.


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From the north: take I-40 to 17 south. Take 17 South into downtown Wilmington. From the south: take 17 north to downtown Wilmington. Museum site is on the corner of 5th and Market Streets (Hwy 17).

Visitor Services

Gift shop, tours. Site available for wedding, event and corporate rental

Regular Events

May, Confederate history month event; October, Halloween History Mystery Tour; December, candlelight tour. 5K Run for History; Jazz at the Mansion summer concerts; May Preservation month events; African-American History Days; Family Fun Days; monthly Mondays at the Mansion education programs.

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Admission Fee

Adults $12; Seniors & Military $10; Students $6; Children Under 5 Free; Passport (three house) $28; Town & Country (with Poplar Grove) $20


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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