In addition to signature events like the much-anticipated Azalea Festival Home Tour and our Annual Fundraising Luncheon, HWF and Legacy Architectural Salvage host workshops and happenings all year ‘round. We are continually updating our calendar, so check back often!
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2019 Home Tour
April 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$40
2019 Historic Wilmington Foundation Azalea Festival Home Tour
Presented by Delinda Harrelson & Associates
As part of Wilmington’s nationally acclaimed Azalea Festival, the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Home Tour is:
Saturday, April 6, from 12:30pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 7, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
You’re invited to climb the porch steps, cross the threshold and explore Wilmington and its rich past in the historic Downtown, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights neighborhoods. From gracious Italianates to cozy bungalows; featuring a beautiful variety of architecture and décor to delight and inspire, this tour is not to be missed.
The 2019 Azalea Festival Home Tour Houses:
1910 Wolcott Ave. – Piner House
1719 Wrightsville Ave. – Wallace-Vanlandingham House
2010 Perry Ave.
1709 Chestnut St.
1716 Chestnut St. – Crocker-Spillman House
1807 Princess St. – Allen-Collier House
400 S. Front St.- Governor Dudley Mansion
5 Church St. – Harper-Newbold House
120 Castle St. – Brink-Goodman House
318 S. 3rd St. – Burruss-Poisson House
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Governor Dudley Mansion will kick off the tour at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 6. Join City and County dignitaries and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles as we cut the ribbon and begin the tour!
Also on Saturday afternoon, Boombalatti’s will set up their ice cream truck at the parking lot of Temple Baptist Church at 1801 Market St. Free ice cream treats will be given to ticket-holders while supplies last. Bea, Blue Sky Design’s mobile boutique will also be there with home decor for sale.
Each Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket is good for the full weekend. Tour-goers can attend either or both days, and may start or end at any point along the route.
Please print your Eventbrite receipt and bring to any house on the 2019 Home Tour on April 6 or 7 to get your ticket. Each ticket will feature the full list of tour homes, as well as neighborhood maps.
Tickets are $40, and are also available at Harris Teeter stores, The Ivy Cottage and the Azalea Festival Office.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR’S TOUR:
HOGUE HILL, LLP
MARK S KENNEDY, CPA, PLLC
MASON & MASON ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SYLVIA + KEITH KOCHLER
WHQR PUBLIC MEDIA
COASTAL STYLE CORPORATION
BIG SKY DESIGN
BOOMBALATTI’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
CAROLINA PRINTING OF WILMINGTON
EDGE OF URGE
G ERIC STATON
THE IVY COTTAGE
LIGHTHOUSE FILM COMPANY
MARKET STREET PHARMACY
NORTH STATE BANK
PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA
ROGERS BUILDING CORPORATION
SANDRA MILES DENTISTRY
STEVENS ACE HARDWARE
TAILS PIANO BAR + LOUNGE
THE TRANSPLANTED GARDEN
WADE’S REAL ESTATE
Mission: To preserve and protect the irreplaceable architectural and historical resources of the Lower Cape Fear region.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but please keep your children with you, and do not bring strollers or car seats inside the tour homes. Please have your ticket with you at all homes on the tour.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
On-street parking options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. There are paid parking decks downtown. Free parking is also available at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.
What may I bring into the event?
Pack lightly, as you will be walking from house to house while in each neighborhood. Please do not bring food or drink into the tour homes.
How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please call HWF at 910.762.2511, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I become a sponsor, or volunteer to work on the tour?
What’s the refund policy?
HWF relies on ticket sales to support the mission of preserving and protecting Wilmington’s historic, irreplaceable resources. If you would like a refund, please first consider your ticket as a donation to a worthy cause and let HWF speak with you about other ways your contribution can meet your needs.