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Historic Wilmington NC Real Estate & Downtown Wilmington Homes

Wilmington, North Carolina is home to an historic downtown area featuring streets surrounded by enormous oaks and Victorian style architecture in both the homes and the churches of the downtown area. This famed district is composed of 230 blocks, showcasing mansions, historic tombs and numerous landmarks. If you enjoy a romantic evening, take a horse-drawn carriage or trolley tour of the rich downtown area after relishing in the cuisine at one of the many fine-dining restaurants located on the waterfront. For a day out with the kids, take one of the walking tours available, hosted by Wilmington natives, whose enthusiasm and love for their hometown spotlights many of the available attractions. The Bellamy Mansion is a featured highlight in the downtown area and is often used to host weddings. Constructed prior to the start of the Civil War, this historic home in Wilmington is a showcase of antebellum structural design. Following the siege and capture of Fort Fisher, federal troops utilized the mansion as a primary staging point for their operations. The Bellamy Mansion now contains a museum, preserving the history of the Wilmington and its celebrated artisans.

Stepping further into the folklore of North Carolina, prepare for a more adventurous exploration of history with the ghosts of Wilmington. Find out more about these mysterious individuals, their lives, and their lingering presence in our world today. The Ghost Walk of Old Historic Wilmington and the Haunted Pub Crawl offer mysterious and exciting nights of fun. With nearly 275 years of history, streets and alleyways, it's only natural that such an intriguing business has been built on the city's captivating past, the people who have spent their entire lives there, and the homes they have left behind. Travel through St. James graveyard to pay respects and an ear to those who still occupy their final resting places. Tread carefully through Gallows Hill to investigate the many trapped souls who have yet to resolve their wrong-doings. Even Bellamy Mansion has a few surprises to offer. It's a fun way to learn about the history of the area in a mystifying environment that captures the respect and wonder of the living.

There are two sightseeing opportunities to be had aboard the majestic riverboat, Henrietta III, which features a lunch cruise while educating on the Intracoastal Waterway in the greater Wilmington area. The cruises host many special occasions and display the fine qualities of world-renowned southern hospitality. Succulent seafood cuisine awaits as you travel down the Cape Fear River. If you're lucky, you may catch sight of the famous Battleship North Carolina. Take a trip to Topsail Beach and see if you can unearth a piece of the Blackbeard's treasure; the pirate was known to have stashed his many treasures along the coastline.

Downtown Wilmington is a wonderful place to live and you'll find the Historic Wilmington Homes come in all price ranges, colors and style. Contact us today to buy or sell any Historic Downtown Wilmington Real Estate.

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By Paul Coffman

Historic Wilmingotn Homes For Sale

202 Nun St, Wilmington NC 28401

$2,740,000

202 Nun St, Wilmington

Built in 1854 and lovingly renovated, this Italianate Mansion has been a top rated 4 Diamond Bed and Breakfast for the past 13 years. Located in the Historic District, th...

  • Beds 10
  • Baths 10.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

305 South 3rd St, Wilmington NC 28401

$2,699,000

305 South 3rd St, Wilmington

This home is the true jewel of the Wilmington Historic District and must not be missed if you're looking for either personal enjoyment or to operate as a bed and breakfas...

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 9.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp

311 South Front St, Wilmington NC 28401

$1,500,000

311 South Front St, Wilmington

With its grand Victorian architecture & commanding presence on Front Street, the Captain Harper house, built in 1903 was known by many for years as ''The Crown Jewel'' of...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

412 South 3rd St, Wilmington NC 28401

$1,000,000

412 South 3rd St, Wilmington

Built in 1893, the C. W. Worth House residence has been maintained in traditional Queen Anne splendor. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the relaxing waterfall and ...

  • Beds 8
  • Baths 9.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

423 South Front St, Wilmington NC 28401

$739,000

423 South Front St, Wilmington

Built circa 1914, the McClammy house is a solidly built and impressive home in the heart of the historic district. High ceilings, fine finishes such as crown molding, wo...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

121 South 2nd St, Wilmington NC 28401

$680,000

121 South 2nd St, Wilmington

The Ballard-Potter Bellamy House Circa 1844 is your chance to own a piece of Historic Wilmington! Completely remodeled in 2007; this home features 12 ft ceilings, elabora...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

322 South 5th Ave, Wilmington NC 28401

$660,000

322 South 5th Ave, Wilmington

Painstaking thought and detail were given to the extensive renovations and updating of the Durham-Davis house, a classic Queen Ann - and there's a two-car carriage house!...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

217 Dock St, Wilmington NC 28401

$579,000

217 Dock St, Wilmington

Historic Mahler House. Circa 1914. Impressive downtown location with almost 4800 square feet of living space. This craftsman style historic home is right in the heart of ...

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 6.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

217 Dock St, Wilmington NC 28401

$579,000

217 Dock St, Wilmington

Historic Mahler House. Circa 1914. Impressive downtown location with almost 5,000 square feet of living space. This Craftsman Style Triplex is right in the heart of the d...

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 6.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

20 South 5th Ave, Wilmington NC 28401

$504,000

20 South 5th Ave, Wilmington

This is one of the Finest Historic Homes in all of Downtown Wilmington. Built around 1855 and named after a wealthy Wilmington Civic leader and merchant, Miles Costin, th...

  • Beds 7
  • Baths 5.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

18 South Water St Unit 11, Wilmington NC 28401

$469,900

18 South Water St Unit 11, Wilmington

J.W. Brooks Building Circa 1899. Spectacular turnkey river front condo located directly over the Cape Fear River. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and fireworks from the balcony o...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

212 Nun St, Wilmington NC 28401

$395,000

212 Nun St, Wilmington

Welcome to Historic Downtown Wilmington! This beautiful Victorian home was constructed in 1880 and has been fully renovated. Inside you will find a perfect mix of histo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

301 Queen St, Wilmington NC 28401

$379,999

301 Queen St, Wilmington

public remarks: Old-World meets southern-charm in this historic home constructed in the late 1800's and nestled in the heart of downtown. The 2700 square foot home boast...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

114 North 6th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$379,000

114 North 6th St, Wilmington

Motivated Seller. Charming Queen Anne Style Home or great location for a downtown office. Beautiful tree lined street and inviting wrap-around rocking chair front porch. ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty

615 Orange St, Wilmington NC 28401

$329,750

615 Orange St, Wilmington

This historic home with off street Parking is only 6 blocks from the Cape Fear river and downtown (easy walk). The home has 2 staircases to the upper level and the master...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

104 South 4th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$325,000

104 South 4th St, Wilmington

One of the prettiest streets in the historic district with grand Victorian homes. This charming 3 unit rental home has kept the best of it's charm, while having the mode...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • Courtesy of Laney Real Estate Co.

415 Dock St, Wilmington NC 28401

$325,000

415 Dock St, Wilmington

Elegant home in the heart of Historic District. Gracious brick and cedar shake residence with over 1700 sq ft. Home opens from a rocking chair and swing front porch to a ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Coastal Properties

521 South 3rd St, Wilmington NC 28401

$325,000

521 South 3rd St, Wilmington

One of Wilmington's best kept secrets is the New Castle Antique District. Bustling with coffee shops, record stores, art galleries, antique stores and a theatre! Here's y...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX Essential

516 Grace St, Wilmington NC 28401

$299,000

516 Grace St, Wilmington

This 1907 home has historic charm and a great location. The upstairs is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath with ample storage rooms for office, exercise studio, etc. The downstairs unit...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of The Lanier Property Group Inc.

408 North 5th Ave, Wilmington NC 28401

$299,000

408 North 5th Ave, Wilmington

The Wolf House circa 1920. Superb craftsmanship throughout, this beautiful home has all the charm and character of long ago along with the modern updates that reflect t...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

702 Market St, Wilmington NC 28401

$295,000

702 Market St, Wilmington

The Grant-Howell House'' Beautiful historic Italian style home 7 blocks from the Cape Fear River. This old beauty has original crown moldings, hardwood floors, original m...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Dianne Perry & Company

808 Orange St, Wilmington NC 28401

$295,000

808 Orange St, Wilmington

Beautiful 3 BR/2 bath historic home, Circa 1903, meticulously restored and move-in ready. Preserved features include 4 ornate fireplaces, original wood floors, high ceil...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX Essential

702 Market St, Wilmington NC 28401

$295,000

702 Market St, Wilmington

The Grant-Howell House'' Beautiful historic Italian style home 7 blocks from the Cape Fear River. This old beauty has original crown moldings, hardwood floors, original m...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Dianne Perry & Company

408 North 5th Ave, Wilmington NC 28401

$295,000

408 North 5th Ave, Wilmington

Historic District circa 1920. Beautifully renovated duplex located around the corner from the Brooklyn Arts District and just a short walk to downtown restaurants, theat...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

20 North 5th Ave, Wilmington NC 28401

$284,900

20 North 5th Ave, Wilmington

This home's western exposure is perfect for evenings on the front porch. History is preserved in this beautiful building. Wood floors throughout the home are as warm as a...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

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