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2017 Azalea Festival Home Tour!

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Azalea Festival Home Tour 2017

April 8 & 9 

Cross the threshold into a very special part of Wilmington…the Azalea Festival Home Tour.  Nine beautiful homes and one historic church will welcome visitor April 8 & 9.  Reaching as far back as 1840, these historic homes will be open for you to explore.  A part of Wilmington’s Azalea Festival, the Home Tour will take place April 8, 1-6pm and April 9, 1-5pm.  From cottage to mansion, this Tour is not to be missed!


David Reid Murchison House, 305 S. Third Street

A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick-off the Tour on Saturday, April 8, 12:30pm, at the grand David Reid Murchison House, 305 South Third Street.  Join City and County Dignitaries and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles as we cut the ribbon, tour the home and enjoy free ice cream provided by Dairy Queen.


Tickets are good for the entire weekend.  Tour goers can attend either or both days, and can start and end at any point along the route.  Docents at each location will share a bit of the home’s history and features.


To view all of this year’s church and homes click here:  2017 Tour


Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at all participating locations during the weekend of the Tour, April 8 & 9.


You can buy tickets online, here, and we’ll mail them to you for just .50 a ticket!  Order by March 30th for this service.

Tickets are also available through these outlets:
HWF offices ,
2011 Market Street (inside the Wilmington National Cemetery gates) (tickets are available at this location through April 7 only)
All area Harris Teeter stores
Azalea Festival Office,
5725 Oleander Drive
Fisherman’s Wife
, 1425 Airlie Road
The Ivy Cottage
, 3020 Market Street
The Transplanted Garden
, 502 S. 16th Street
Occasions…Just Wright
, 313 N. Front Street, in the Cotton Exchange
A Proper Garden
, 2 Ann Street, #5
Wake N Bake Doughnut Shops, 2 locations
– 114 Princess Street & 1401 N. Lake Blvd, Suite 46, Carolina Beach (Food Lion Shopping Ctr)
, 201 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach
Momentum Companies
, 103 S. Front
Wild by nature
, 411 N. Howe Street, Southport
Southport Chamber of Commerce
, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport

Tickets will also be available, during the Tour weekend for $35 at each location.  Cash only except for the David Reid Murchison House at 305 S. Third street, where we will also be taking credit cards.