Azalea Festival Home Tour
April 9 (12:30-6PM) & 10 (1PM-5PM)
presented as part of the 2022 Azalea Festival
The Historic Wilmington Foundation is thrilled to present the return of our annual Azalea Festival Home Tour—just in time for the Azalea Festival’s 75th anniversary! This coming April, think of your Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket as a key, unlocking and welcoming you inside homes you’ve long admired, as well as some stunning hidden gems! From the quaint to the grand, step inside bungalows, Queen Anne homes and more—and in doing so, enter and explore our community’s past.
As you wander through our historic neighborhoods, surprise awaits: the complement of new and old, the charming interplay of architectural styles. Expect the unexpected and delight in pristinely preserved architectural treasures as well as uniquely repurposed and upcycled elements. Get inspired and get excited: The only home tour special enough to be part of the legendary Azalea Festival is coming soon!
On the days of the tour, you may purchase tickets in person at any of the featured houses/churches! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations:
HWF’s office (211 Orange Street) during office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
Legacy Architectural Salvage (1831-B Dawson Street) during business hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-2pm, with extended hours on Thursday, 9am-5pm)
The Ivy Cottage (3030 Market Street)
Azalea Festival office (5725 Oleander Drive, Suite B-7)
Proceeds from the Azalea Festival Home Tour support the Historic Wilmington Foundation and its efforts to preserve and protect the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region.
2022 Azalea Festival Home Tour Houses
12 North 6th Street (St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church)
113 South 7th Street (DeCover House)
17 South 6th Street (Henderson House)
14 South 6th Street (Oscar Herbert Wright House)
515 Princess Street (Bissinger House)
16 North 16th Street (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)
1709 Princess Street (Thomas Hammer House)
1801 Grace Street (Bridgers-Fulenwider House)
1802 Grace Street (Donald B. Roberts House)
106 North 16th Street (Marshall House)
LET’S GET IT STARTED
We’ll kick off the tour with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 9th at 1709 Princess Street. Join city, county, and state dignitaries as we welcome tour-goers and celebrate our city’s historic fabric.
SPECIAL TREAT FOR TOUR-GOERS
Boombalatti’s ice cream truck, Sprinkles, will provide free ice cream to ticket-holders (while supplies last, Saturday only) at the parking lot of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (16 North 16th Street).
Mason & Mason,
Attorneys at Law
2022 Annual Sponsors
Azalea Festival Home Tour Sponsors
I purchased my ticket(s) online. Where do I get my printed ticket(s)?
Starting on Friday, March 18, you may pick up your printed tickets at the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s office, located at 211 Orange Street! Stop by during business hours (Monday through Friday, 10AM-4PM).
Starting on Friday, March 18, you may also pick up your printed tickets at Legacy Architectural Salvage, located behind Stevens Ace Hardware at 1831-B Dawson Street. Legacy is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9AM-2PM, and on Thursday from 9AM-5PM.
Alternatively, you may receive your printed ticket when you begin your tour. Simply keep your confirmation email handy; you may print out a copy, or pull the email up on your mobile device. When you present the registration email at the door of the first house you choose to tour, an Azalea Festival Home Tour host will provide you with a paper ticket, complete with a map and guide to the tour homes.
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. (Kids under the age of 12 can attend for free!) 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 during tour hours (12:30pm-6:00pm on Saturday, 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday) at Temple Baptist Church (1808 Princess Street) and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (12 North 6th Street). Please respect parking hours, so as not to interfere with church services.
More information, including details on public transit options, can be found at the NC Azalea Festival official website: ncazaleafestival.org/visitors-guide/parking.
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; also, do not bring pets with you on the tour.
If I'm bringing my child/children, do they need a ticket?
Tickets must be purchased for children ages 12 or over. Younger children may attend for free!
What’s the refund policy?
HWF relies on ticket sales to support the mission of preserving and protecting Wilmington’s historic, irreplaceable resources. As such, we have a no-refund policy for the Azalea Festival Home Tour.
Where can I find more information about the Azalea Festival?
For general festival information, visit the Official Festival Website.
When can I take the tour? Do I have to start somewhere in particular?
Your ticket, your time, your tour! 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.
How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please call HWF at 910.762.2511, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.