Latimer House Tours

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
10 a.m - 2 p.m.

picture of latimer house interior

Adults $12.00
AAA and Military Discount $10.00
Children/Students $6.00
Members FREE

Historic Downtown Wilmington Walking Tours

Tours depart from the Latimer House Saturdays at 10 a.m.
$12.00 Adults
$6.00 Children

LCFHS - Business Hours

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

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LCFHS Announcements

Article Submissions

 The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is currently accepting article submissions for the Bulletin publication.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a historical publication and have submitted material viewed by a large audience in both print and digital formats.

For more information on how to submit your material please review the following Bulletin Criteria.

Volunteer Opportunities

LCFHS has several volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in providing support for the society. Current openings include:

  • Docents
  • Special Program Volunteers
  • Archive Assistants
  • House and Garden Care

To learn more about these exciting and educational opportunities please view the Volunteer Page.

LCFHS Library  &  Archives

Historic Book The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society library and archives are available for use by members and the general public for research purposes.

To learn more about the LCFHS Library and Archives, hours of operation, or other general information please visit the Research Center.


Victorian Mourning Program

Victorian mourning Program 2016

In Memoriam: A Victorian Mourning Program at the Latimer House

Get into the Halloween spirit as you discover the customs and rituals of death in Victorian Era America

Tours offered at 7pm and 8pm on October 28th, 29th and 31st.
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2016 Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour

Candlelight Tour 2016

The Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour is the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society’s largest fund raising event. Proceeds benefit the Society’s education, preservation, and museum programs. This prestigious historic two-day event...
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Historic Homes and Organizations

Burgwin-Wright House
 & Gardens

 Museum: 910.762.0570
 Private Events: 910.762.4523

Bellamy Mansion Museum
 Museum: 910.251.3700

Historic Wilmington Foundation
 Phone: 910.762.2511

The Latimer House, Burgwin-Wright House Museum  &  Gardens, and The Bellamy Mansion Museum participate in the "Triple Play Ticket" promotion. The "Triple Play Ticket" is valid for one week and allows you to visit all three historic homes for one low price.

Three historic homes for $28 - a Savings of 2$ per House!
Stop by or call for more details.


News and Happenings

Alexa Pinto - Summer Intern 2016

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society would like to thank Alexa Pinto for her hard work and dedication during her internship this summer. During her time as an intern Ms. Pinto was able to clear up some misinformation...

2016 Cashman Award Winner Dave Evans

Each year the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society presents the Cashman Award to a UNCW History Graduate student with the best MA thesis. The $100 award is given in honor of long-time LCFHS archivist Diane Cashman and funded...


The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society was founded in 1956

as a non-political, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation and study of history in the Lower Cape Fear region. The Society is dependent on the support of its members and the community to carry out these goals. Please consider joining us!