Wilmington, NC 28401
Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Closed: December 24 through January 31, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
Directions: From I-40, take Exit Highway 17 south (Market Street) to stop light, turn left and stay on Market Street to South Third Street (approximately 3 miles). The house is located at Third and Market in the historic downtown area.
The Burgwin-Wright Museum House is a Georgian house with a handsome Palladian doorway, double porches on two sides, and authentic Colonial gardens on seven levels.
Built in 1770 for John Burgwin, Treasurer of the Colony of North Carolina, it was purchased in 1937 by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina for their State headquarters.
The house has been carefully restored and a fine collection of 18th- and 19th-century furnishings acquired. The separate kitchen building offers demonstrations of open-hearth cooking and crafts.
This charming property creates a link with the past and is an excellent example of a Colonial gentleman's town residence.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
ACCREDITED NSCDA MUSEUM PROPERTIES