Wilmington is on the National Register, Take a self-guided or horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown's National Register Historic District to learn about the area's history. The 230-plus block historic district is one of the largest and most picturesque in the South, competing with Charleston and Savannah. Visit the Bellamy Mansion, built on the eve of the Civil War; the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, the only structure in Wilmington from the colonial era open to the public; and Latimer House, which transports visitors back to the Victorian era.

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South Front District

South Front District, In the South Front District BlockTaco serves delicious tacos, and Satellite Bar and Lounge, located in a renovated grocery store, serves a brew and a bite. The bar hosts Sunday Screenings Movie nights, live music, and the signature Sunday Evening Live Bluegrass Jam sessions, which are filled with listening and dancing both inside and out. New Anthem Beer Project, known for its fresh, American spin on classic European brews, expanded its taproom and production, which includes spirit barrel aging, in a restored former industrial building.

Cargo District

Catch the container craze in the Cargo District, Wilmington's newest neighborhood. Explore a variety of creative businesses ranging from shopping to dining that is housed in repurposed shipping containers with a ton of local charm. Spend time at Wilmington's first craft distillery, End of Days Distillery, and sip on craft cocktail drinks made from limited-edition spirits like the Castaway Series of barrel-rested rum and gin and the Port of Entry vodka, rum, and gin. Take a guided tour to learn about the distiller's process of sourcing, fermentation, distillation, and finishing to create heritage spirits. Take a seat - inside or out - in the communal dining courtyard and select from eight rotating taps at Alcove Beer Garden, or grab a coffee or tea at the Blue Bottle.

Popular Neighborhoods of Wilmington


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Motts Landing

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The Forks

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Wilmington Beaches

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