Guided Architectural Walking Tours

Guided Architectural Walking Tours 2015 Season

Discover your city and its rich architectural history with our neighborhood guided architectural walking tours. The 2015 tour season will begin on Saturday March 28th and continue through Saturday October 31st. Tours are not offered on July 4th.

The tours showcase the architectural, social, and cultural history of the two neighborhoods. The Streetcar Suburbs tour tells the story of Wilmington’s first two suburbs, Carolina Place and Carolina Heights, and their restoration and renewal. These neighborhoods developed around the City’s new streetcar route. The Forest Hills tour focuses on the first automobile oriented suburb which originally developed outside the city limits. The tours last approximately 1 ¾ hours. Call 910-762-2511 or email membership@historicwilmington.org for more details and to ensure a place on the tour.  Or visit our Events calendar:  http://www.historicwilmington.org/calendar/.  Tours will not take place if it is raining.

Watch for updates on a new downtown tour that will debut this summer.

The Forest Hills tour begins at Forest Hills Elementary School, 602 Colonial Drive, and the Streetcar tour begins at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street. The cost is $10, $5 for students.

 Major support for the Guided Architectural Walking Tours provided by the Orton Foundation

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