The Latimer House, built in 1852 by local merchant Zebulon Latimer, has housed the Historical Society since 1963 and is currently open to the public as a house museum exemplary of upper-class life in Wilmington during the Victorian period. With 14 rooms containing over 600 historic objects (including
If you are looking for a charming and unique place for your meeting, luncheon, or party, then search no further than the Latimer House! Our Victorian inspired garden is the perfect place for your special photography session or to hone your artistic talents. The tearoom can accommodate your guests in a historic atmosphere. These spots are available seven days a week but reservations are required. Certain restrictions and fees apply. All funds go to support the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Call 910-762-0492 for more information or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latimer House gardens, enclosed in original stucco and lace-brick walls, overlook historic downtown Wilmington, and have been planted largely with flora authentic to the period.
Here, our garden volunteers clean up the area surrounding our fountain, which originally stood in the Third Street median.
Tickets to tour the Latimer House may be purchased online.
Walk and Talk Tours
Join us for an interactive guided tour though Wilmington's colorful history- reservation required. A trained guide will lead you to an enchanting 1 1/2 hour tour of Historic Wilmington. Tours leave from the Latimer House front porch, 126 S. 3rd Street Saturday at 10 am. Groups Rates available. Private tours can be arranged on other days. Cost is $10 (plus tax) per person.