Fodor's Expert Review Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

Wilmington Historic Home

The colonial Georgian-style house General Cornwallis used as his headquarters in 1781 was built in 1771 on the foundations of a jail. After a fine, furnished restoration, this colonial gentleman's town house, framed by two stately magnolias, is now a museum that includes seven period gardens, including an orchard, a rose garden, and a kitchen garden, along with an 18th-century debtors prison.

Tours are given on the hour, until 3 pm.
Historic Home Historical

Quick Facts

224 Market St.
Wilmington, North Carolina  28401, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: House tour $14, gardens free, Closed Sun.

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