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Azalea Festival Home Tour

April 9 & 10, 2016

311 S. Front with CFREDir. credit

Come share a very special part of Wilmington as we invite you in to nine beautiful homes and one historic church, spanning 250 years of architectural history.  This is the area’s largest home tour and is not to be missed!

Tickets are now available!  They can be purchased online HERE through Monday, April 4th and they will be mailed to you or they can be purchased at our office, 2011 Market Street (in the Wilmington National Cemetery) through Friday April 8.

Tickets can also be purchased at all area Harris Teeter stores, the Azalea Festival Office at 5725 Oleander Drive, Cape Fear Antiques, Crabby Chic, Ivy Cottage, Occasions…Just Write, A Proper Garden, Gravity Records,  The Transplanted Garden and at Wild by Nature in Southport.  They will be available during the event weekend, April 9 &10, at these retail outlets and on location at the Tour’s Homes for $35.  Tickets sold at the Homes will be cash or check.  At 1802 Market Street and at the 311 S. Front Street locations only, credit cards will be accepted.  Tickets will not be available online or at Historic Wilmington Foundation’s office during the weekend of the event.

RIBBON CUTTING HOME ANNOUNCED!       We will kick-off the Tour with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 9, 12:30pm, at the magnificent Captain Harper House, 311 South Front Street (pictured above).  Join Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County Chairperson, Beth Dawson and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles as we cut the ribbon, explore the home and enjoy free ice cream provided by Dairy Queen.

This year’s houses:

Captain John Harper House, 311 S. Front Street- Ribbon Cutting House

McClammy-Powell House, 423 S. Front Street

Kochler House, 502 S. Front Street

McKay Green House, 312 S. 3rd Street

DuBois-Boatwright House Street- this house is still undergoing restoration.  Please note:  some difficult stairs and walking surfaces.

Fox-Holden House, 109 N. 9th Street

Scarborough House – 113 N. 9th Street

Eugene Philyaw House, 1802 Market Street

First Church of Christ, Scientist 1620 Chestnut Street

Frederick Willetts House, 219 N. 18th Street


To view all the homes on this year’s Tour click HERE.

The tour (click to expand):



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Proceeds support the Historic Wilmington Foundation, a private nonprofit organization that has helped preserve more than 100 historic properties since in 1966.