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Wilmington, North Carolina

Airlie Gardens
Beautiful waterfront gardens located a stones throw from Wrightsville Beach. Originally established in 1901, today the Gardens host seasonal jazz concerts, festivals, enchanting weddings, and the Azalea Festival Garden Party each April. 300 Airlie Road.

(910) 798-7700 AirlieGardens.org

Battleship North Carolina
Historic ship offers a glimpse of America's courageous Naval efforts in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Museum, self guided tours and seasonal exhibits. Located on Hwy 421 across from downtown Wilmington.

(910) 251-5797 BattleshipNC.com

Bellamy Mansion Museum
Classic Wilmington charm abounds in this antebellum era mansion. Beautifully restored and features regional exhibits.

(910) 251-3700 BellamyMansion.org

Fort Fisher
State Historic Site

Civil War Landmark offers guided tours and scheduled demonstrations of life during wartime. State Park and NC Aquarium located nearby.

(910) 458-5538 NCHistoricSites.org/fisher/fisher.htm

Henrietta Riverboat
Enjoy lunch, dinner, nature and sightseeing cruises aboard this beautiful Riverboat. Private charters and weddings available.

(910) 343-1611 CFRBoats.com

Orton Plantation
20 Acres of walking trails, and beautiful gardens located around a Colonial Mansion built in 1735. The house is not open to the public, but the lush gardens can be enjoyed every March - November. 9149 Orton Road, off Hwy 133 in Brunswick County.

(910) 371-6851 OrtonGardens.com

Thalian Hall
Beautifully maintained 150 year old theater in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Performances range from Ballet, to Comedy, to contemporary Rock bands and everything in between. 310 Chestnut Street.

(910) 343-3660 ThalianHall.org