Escape the bustling twenty-first century for the quiet grandeur of the Latimer House where the Victorian era comes to life through the stories of three generations of the Latimer Family and those who lived on the property, both free and enslaved. Meander through fourteen rooms with over six hundred objects. From European neoclassical and fine porcelains to stoic portraits by the famed artist William Garl Browne experience the beauty of the 19th century. From ventilator windows to spice boxes see the day to day aspects the past. Marvel at the hand-painted floral pattern gracing the Latimer House foyer and slide your hands up the railing of the heart-pine grand staircase. Hear the stories of the people who lived here, from the Latimer family: successful Zebulon, enterprising William, fashionable Fanny, those who lived and worked on the site: from Eliza, an enslaved woman who fled to Canada, to Elizabeth Chant, an eccentric 20th century artist. Your visit to the Latimer House is sure to be unforgettable as the furnished house deceives your senses and transports you one hundred and sixty years back in time
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of nineteenth century Wilmington society
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (last tour 2pm)
Tours begin on the hour; there are no self-guided tours
Closed on Thanksgiving
Closed Dec. 7 & 9
Guests should be aware of decorating that will be happening during tours Dec. 2-4
Walking Tour Hours:
Tours at 10am Saturday RSVP suggested.
The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and we are walking through history!!
Join us on two- three Saturdays a month for our walking tour of historic downtown Wilmington.
Upcoming dates to be announced
Historical Homes and Organizations
Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens
Triple Ticket Promotion
The Latimer House, Burgwin-Wright House Museum & Gardens, and The Bellamy Mansion Museum participate in the "Triple Ticket" promotion. The "Triple Ticket" is valid for one week and allows you to visit all three historic homes for one low price.
Three historic homes for $30 + Tax - a Savings of 2$ per House!
Stop by or call today for more details.