"Keeping the Past Present"


Latimer House Tours

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
10 a.m - 2 p.m.

Tours start on the hour.

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

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

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

LCFHS - Business Hours

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

Make a Donation

Contributions help to fund educational programs & maintenance of the Archives & the Latimer House & Gardens.

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"Keeping the Past Present"


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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.

Coming Events

Book Talks & Events

Book Talk April 27, 2017
Book Talk
- Kenan Maready

Artists of Wilmington Walking Tour April 29, 2017
Artists of Wilmington Walking Tour

LCFHS Annual Membership Meeting April 30, 2017
LCFHS Annual Membership Meeting

For more information on upcoming book talks, presentations and events please visit the Events Page.


Historic Homes and Organizations

House  & Gardens

  Museum: 910.762.0570

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 today for more details.


News and Happenings

Stencil Preserved by Robert Warren

On December 27, 2016, the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society began restoration of the Latimer House hallway as a result of a grant received from the Isabel James Lehto Foundation. Previously, the Latimer House hallway walls...

2016 Candlelight Tour
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...

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!

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