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Both beautiful and historic. A glimpse into antebellum war life. Union troops briefly occupied this... read more

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Go round and hear the fascinating history of the Bellamy Mansion

The beautiful Bellamy Mansion is open again after the hurricane. Thank you Beth C for a wonderful... read more

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Go ahead and find out about the history of the house as well as the area. Very informative guides and great stories.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

A must see if you are interested in history. Over 150 years old, Bellamy Mansion is beautifully restored and decorated with period furnishings. The original slave quarters is intact, as is the carriage house which serves as the gift shop and auditorium. Docents provide very informative tours throughout the mansion and slave quarters. You should plan on spending at leastan hour for the tour.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

In a city sparkling with architectural gems, The Bellamy Mansion shines as one of the Port City’s crown jewels. This beautiful 22-room, 4-story mansion was built between 1859-1861 as the city residence for Dr. John D. Bellamy, his wife, and nine children.

Following extensive restoration efforts, the house opened to the public as a museum of history and design arts in the spring of 1994. Guided tours of the home begin in the newly-constructed visitor center, built to resemble the carriage house that stood at the rear of the property. Many bricks from the original carriage house were used in its construction. After a brief orientation video, guests are taken to the main house. Front and side porches supported by massive Corinthian columns give the house the appearance of being even larger than it actually is. Tours include the raised “daylight” basement, which features the kitchen, butler’s pantry, dining room, and children’s dining room; the main floor, consisting of one double parlor with pocket doors, a smaller family parlor, and library; the second floor, with four bedrooms; and the third floor, with four children’s bedroom. Guests are also invited to climb the steps to the belvedere and enjoy the view it offers of historic Wilmington. The original, two-story brick slave quarters still stand at the rear of the property, adjacent to the carriage house. Visitors may also enjoy the neatly landscaped gardens at the front and side of the Mansion at their leisure.

An admission is charged to visit The Bellamy Mansion. Combination tickets that include tours of two other Wilmington homes, the Burgwin-Wright House and the Latimer House, are available.

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Very beautiful home with original period furnishings. It was decorated for Christmas making it even nicer. Guided tour, the lady was very knowledgeable of the history of the home. We were allowed to walk back through it by ourselves after the tour.

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We visited the beautiful Bellamy Mansion in December while it was decorated for the holidays. After watching a very informative video, we accessed the audio tour on our phones. The narration guided us around the property, informing us about the history of the home, family, and workers. Although we visited Bellamy Mansion years ago, the addition of the audio tour made for a new experience. The one thing I wish this particular mansion had is more furniture. Seeing the mansion decorated for the time period would add a new layer to knowledge gained by touring this site.

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