Preservation Month

We’re celebrating our neighbors and local businesses who are doing the hard work of preservation in our irreplaceable historic community!

Preservation Challenge

Preservation is not a passive practice. Real change takes real action.

Legacy Online

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

New This Year at CFCC

HWF & Cape Fear Community College partner to preserve our irreplaceable built history!

HWF Membership

DID YOU KNOW: Members receive 15% off at Legacy Architectural Salvage!

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?