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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Scott Mason: The Tar Heel Traveler - Stories from the Road
Thursday, August 21st at 6:30 pm
SARUS Festival Site Specific Performance Art & Closing Reception
Sunday, August 24th 6-8 pm
Community Yard Sale
Saturday, August 30th 7-11 am
Jazz at the Mansion with Liz Pina and the Frog Project
Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 pm
Preservation Celebration: Sloop Point Plantation Porch Party
Saturday, September 13th
Discovering Drayton with George McDaniel
Thursday, September 25th at 6:30 pm
Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 28th at 1 pm
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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