Run Through History 5k & 1-Mile Walk

Join us for our first-ever, self-guided fundraising fun run!

Legacy Online

OUR WAREHOUSE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. New items added every Wednesday!

Give a Little, Save a Lot

Every dollar makes a difference in local preservation.

6.5.20: A Statement on Justice

At HWF, we believe that history is and should be all of us, not some of us. 

Preserve The Past

Be a member of HWF and support your community’s history while shaping its future.

Stay Current

Join our mailing list and receive HWF’s e-newsletter approximately 2x/month.

Historic Wilmington Foundation

Protecting The Irreplaceable

We are a historic preservation nonprofit that’s been connecting people to place for more than half a century.

Through events, workshops, programs and more, HWF preserves built history in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Our members and volunteers help make it happen.

HWF Community

Get Involved

There’s more than one way to be proactive in local preservation.

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Legacy Architectural Salvage

Shop Original

At Legacy Architectural Salvage, discover vintage doors, décor, windows and other unique finds. This project of HWF operates as a store, donation spot, workshop location and more.

Preservation Resources Network

Find Your People

Old buildings are a special breed. From contractors to real estate agents to tradespeople, meet pros that understand historic homes.

HWF Plaques

Honor Your Home’s History

Our historic plaques share the unique stories behind the houses, buildings, and alleys of Wilmington and beyond. Is your property eligible?