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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

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.

423 South Front St, Wilmington NC 28401

$775,000

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

$689,000

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.

319 South Front St, Wilmington NC 28401

$599,000

319 South Front St, Wilmington

Handsome historic Purnell-Empie house in downtown Wilmington. 1/4 acre lot on S. Front St. Currently set up as 6 apartments but could be converted back to single-family. ...

  • Beds 7
  • Baths 7.0
  • Courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate

319 South Front St, Wilmington NC 28401

$599,000

319 South Front St, Wilmington

6 unit multifamily historic Purnell-Empie house in downtown Wilmington. 1/4 acre lot on S. Front St. Five 1-bedroom/1 bath units and one 2-bedroom/2 bath unit. Fully occu...

  • Beds 7
  • Baths 7.0
  • Courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate

217 Dock St, Wilmington NC 28401

$579,000

217 Dock St, Wilmington

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

  • 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

$560,000

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.

306 South 4th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$529,000

306 South 4th St, Wilmington

The Bell House (c.1893) is located on a brick lined street just 4 blocks to the Cape Fear River. The dual stairway and large rocking chair front porch welcome you into t...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Coastal Select Properties

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

613 Chestnut St, Wilmington NC 28401

$379,900

613 Chestnut St, Wilmington

Winner of the 2008 Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Award! Authentically restored. Amazing details, original wainscoting and clapboard siding. Original hardwo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Living Seaside Realty Group

114 North 6th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$379,000

114 North 6th St, Wilmington

Motivated Seller. Seller financing opportunity. Charming Queen Anne Style Home or great location for a downtown office. Beautiful tree lined street and inviting wrap-arou...

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

104 South 4th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$359,000

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.

702 Market St, Wilmington NC 28401

$350,000

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

615 Orange St, Wilmington NC 28401

$344,900

615 Orange St, Wilmington

Historic Home in a great block loaded with CHARM. Walk to all the downtown venues. House has been TASTEFULLY restored. Beautiful and spacious Butler's Pantry between dini...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Network Real Estate

415 Dock St, Wilmington NC 28401

$325,000

415 Dock St, Wilmington

Shown by appointment only. 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 ...

  • 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

$310,000

516 Grace St, Wilmington

This 1907 home is a duplex unit. The upstairs is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath with ample storage rooms for office, exercise studio, etc. The downstairs unit has been completely re...

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

15 S. 4th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$309,000

15 S. 4th St, Wilmington

Sound, historic home (3beds, 2.5baths) with many extras featuring covered front porch, updated systems, new roof, and heart pine floors. Home includes small, private apa...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of River Town Realty Group

15 S. 4th St, Wilmington NC 28401

$309,000

15 S. 4th St, Wilmington

Sound, historic home (3beds, 2.5baths) with many extras featuring covered front porch, updated systems, new roof, and heart pine floors. Home includes small, private apa...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of River Town Realty Group

309 Nun St, Wilmington NC 28401

$308,500

309 Nun St, Wilmington

Exterior renovations just completed, all exterior wood tested and entire exterior thoroughly prepped and repainted. Inspection performed and repairs made making this hou...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Coastal Select Properties

312 Church St, Wilmington NC 28401

$299,900

312 Church St, Wilmington

Home qualifies for owner occupied FHA 203k rehab loan only 3.5% down. Design your dream unit. A true 2 unit home in the historic district with separate utilities and mail...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Signature Associates Real Estate Inc

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