Step into History
Follow curved oyster-shell paths through our lush Victorian garden shaded by 150-year-old magnolia trees. Climb the stairs to the elegant main entrance surrounded by soaring columns and gleaming windows. Hear the stories of the Bellamy family, as well as those of the free and enslaved black artisans who built the home and crafted intricate details throughout the house. Know that you are walking through history.
Welcome to the Bellamy Mansion Museum, one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. Located in downtown Wilmington, the mansion was built for physician and planter John Dillard Bellamy, his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss, and their nine children on the eve of the Civil War.
The mansion now serves as a museum of history and the design arts, offering daily tours and many dynamic educational and cultural programs throughout the year. Tour the magnificent 10,000-square-foot home, visit the meticulously-recreated gardens, and walk through the recently restored Slave Quarters, one of very few preserved urban slave quarters in the country.
Plan your visit to the Bellamy today for an extraordinary stroll through the past, present and future of this historic site.
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The Bellamy Mansion Museum will be closed for tours Tuesday December 23rd, Wednesday December 24th, Thursday December 25th and Thursday January 1st.
We will be open regular hours all other days (excludes Mondays).
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Susan Savia joins us in the beautifully decorated double parlor at the Bellamy Mansion Museum for a Christmas Concert Thursday evening.
Susan will sing (and lead you in song) some of our most beloved Songs of the Season and share the story behind each song - some ancient carols, some from the Victorian era, and a few contemporary songs. Enjoy sweets and mulled cider.
Tickets are $20.
Make your reservation at 910.251.3700 or pay at the door.
Thursday, January 22, 2014
Joseph McGill - Slave Dwelling Project Lecture at Bellamy
Masked Mardi Gras at the Mansion
Join us on Fat Tuesday to kick off Mardi Gras season at the Bellamy Mansion!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
7pm until 11 pm
h'ordeurves and cash bar
$20 per person
Call 910.251.3700 for tickets
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, Closed to the public
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From our Guests
"The Bellamy Mansion is my favorite site in Wilmington. The landscape and gardens are lovely, the building magnificent and the tour is wonderful."
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