224 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: (910) 762-0570
The Burgwin-Wright House, built in 1770, was occupied by Lord Cornwallis as his headquarters shortly before his defeat and surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. Today, the Burgwin-Wright House, beautifully restored, is the oldest museum house in Southeastern North Carolina. Visitors will enjoy the fine detail of the Georgian style architecture, the 18th and early 19th century furnishings and stories of the people who haJail Cellsve lived in this house. The house is graced by a formal or parterre garden, a terraced garden, and an orchard, all featuring appropriate plants and trees. This charming property creates a link with the past and is an excellent example of a colonial gentleman's town residence. Behind this fine colonial home, there is a free-standing building which houses the kitchen and a craft room. In the kitchen, open hearth demonstrations of colonial cooking are presented during special events.
Open to the Public
Group Tours by Appointment
Admission is charged for all tours. For current rates please call.