Preservation Crawl

Explore two districts within historic Wilmington while sipping on our city’s finest libations!

Tar Heels Go Walking

Want to volunteer? Attend our training on Wednesday, August 3.

Historic Preservation Construction Certification

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

Legacy's Featured Finds


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?