So Much to See and Do

Wilmington’s attractions, and there are a large number of them, are primarily related to its waters, its beaches, and its rich historical and cultural heritage.

On a stroll through Historic Downtown Wilmington, visitors will see a daunting number of choices. The Battleship North Carolina guards our harbor and the Henrietta III provide wonderful opportunities for cruising on the Cape Fear River.

Narrated sightseeing tours on the Wilmington Trolley, or traveling back in time through such beautiful historic homes and buildings as the Bellamy Mansion and Hannah Block USO Building.

Wilmington’s oldest attraction, Thalian Hall, completed its 150th anniversary celebration in 2009. The main auditorium has undergone a major renovation and now has new seats, new lights and a new heating and air conditioning system. The ornate painting inside has been retouched, thus restoring the graceful old building to its intended grandeur.