This beautiful 250 year-old port city is heavily inundated in Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War history. The Cape Fear River was a major contributing factor in providing a pathway for trade and industry through history, thus escalating the growth and stability of the region. This tour takes you into the historic district, rich in 18th & 19th century architecture. Weaving through the brick laden streets, your guide will bring to life the history of the homes, people and events that evolved throughout the past centuries.
Our tour includes the Bellamy Mansion, one of North Carolina’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington.
Next you will board the steam ship Henrietta to enjoy a nostalgic and relaxing adventure among the calm waters of the scenic Cape Fear River. The voyage provides an interesting narration which includes historic points of interest and tales of days gone by.
Back on land, a shopping adventure awaits you at the Cotton Exchange. The Exchange is a collection of eight historically restored buildings, housing 30+ unique specialty shops, recreating the feel of Wilmington’s 19th century working port days.



Tour Approximately – 8 Hours

Tour Includes:
1) Transportation
2) Gray Line Tour Guide
3) Bellamy Mansion Admission
4) USS Henrietta Admission
5) Time for Lunch & Shopping

Tour Does Not Include:

1) Lunch
2) Driver or Tour Guide Gratuities

Thursday, September 1
Price Per Person: $135.00
Tour Departs at 8 AM
(Please arrive 15 minutes early)