Latimer House Museum and Gardens

Latimer House Museum and Gardens


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Guided tours: Mon-Fri at 11 am, 1 pm & 2pm; Sat: 10 am-3 pm


  • 126 South Third Street

    Wilmington,   NC   28401


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Zebulon Latimer was a prosperous Wilmington businessman who married local belle Elizabeth Savage. When they built their 1852 home, they built it in the popular Victorian Italianate style. It was home to three generations of the Latimers until 1963 when the house became a historical museum and home to the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. Both the interior and exterior of the home closely resemble its original appearance and period furnishings, artwork and portraits of the Latimer family give the house a “lived in” feeling. In the main house, visitors are guided through all 4 floors with more than 600 historic objects to view. In the gardens, there are also the servants quarters to see how life was like catering to the Latimers.

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126 South Third Street
Wilmington NC 28401


Latitude: 34° 14' 0.3516" / Longitude: -77° 56' 45.1134"

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