Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts

Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts


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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Tues-Sat: 10 am-4 pm; Sun: 1-4 pm


  • 503 Market Street

    Wilmington,   NC   28401


The Bellamy Mansion (1859-1861) is one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisans for John and Eliza Bellamy and their nine children. The compound was also home to enslaved African Americans who served the Bellamy family. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Federal troops commandeered the house as their headquarters during the occupation of Wilmington.

Now the house is a museum that focuses on history and the design arts. Tour the magnificent 10,000-square-foot home, visit the meticulously recreated gardens and walk through the recently restored Slave Quarters, one of very few preserved urban slave quarters in the country.

With changing exhibitions, too, the site provides an informative look at historic preservation in action.

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503 Market Street
Wilmington NC 28401


Latitude: 34° 14' 10.1076" / Longitude: -77° 56' 34.7712"

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