The fully furnished Latimer House, built in 1852, provides a chance to see upper-class life in Victorian Wilmington. Over 600 historic objects (including furniture, jewelry, ephemera, tableware, tools) can be viewed on guided tours. The tours contain stories about the three generations of the Latimer Family who lived in the 11 rooms, allowing you to step back in time to a more elegant era. This home has a small gift shop, and has housed the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society since 1963.
The gardens, enclosed in original stucco and lace-brick walls, overlook historic downtown Wilmington, and have been planted largely with flora authentic to the period.