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Historic Tour of Wilmington, NC

history walk

Historic Tour of Wilmington, NC

78 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Historic Tour of Wilmington, NC

history walk

Historic Tour of Wilmington, NC

78 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a chronological, walking tour of old Wilmington. I will share with you facts about the founding families and the architectural beauty preserved in their historic homes which line these brick streets. We will also discuss the social and economic implications which shaped the Port City including African American, Jewish, and Eastern European contributions, the Wilmington-Weldon Railroad, the Civil War, and World War II. We will conclude with the decline and subsequent revitalization of downtown. The 2.5 mile tour takes an average of 1hr 15 mins to complete.

Your host

Learn more about J.R.

J.R.

I am a Southeastern NC native who has lived and studied Wilmington history for 16 years. I have 7 years experience leading tours in Wilmington. I am an active member of the local historic community and stay abreast of local events and attractions.

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Where you'll be

Our tour will start at 1 Market St by the Visitors Center on the Riverwalk. I'll be standing underneath the flag pole. We will discuss many historic places and events including: Burgwin-Wright, Latimer, Mitchell-Anderson houses, Dudley, Murchison, & Bellamy Mansions, and the 1898 Race Riots.

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be capable of walking up to 3 miles with intermittent rests. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for children under 13…

What to bring

It is suggested that guests bring a bottle of water for warm days, and come with sun protection: sunscreen, shades, parasol, or hat.

More tips

Wear comfortable shoes for the 2.5 mile tour! In the event of bad weather, tours may be postponed, rescheduled, or canceled. My schedule is flexible, message to inquire about specific dates and times.

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J.R.
Historic Tour of Wilmington, NC
78 reviews
From $23/person
78 reviews
From $23/person