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.

Online Gift Shop NOW OPEN!

Visit our online gift shop to purchase items directly related to the Lower Cape Fear and surrounding areas. This is a great resource for material highlighting the history, beauty and importance of this unique part of North Carolina. Visit Gift Shop

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.


2016 Secret Garden Tour

picture from secret garden tour. Statue of a lady in a garden.

The 2016 Secret Garden Tour will be held Saturday, September 24th from 10 - 4 p.m.  &  Sunday, September 25th from 12 - 4 p.m.


Purchase before Aug. 31 for discounted price!
 Buy Tickets

2016 Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour

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 ushers in the holiday season with a festive tour of the private homes, churches and historical sites in the downtown Wilmington area.
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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!