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Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm

Welcome to the Latimer House

Step into the remarkable realm of the Latimer House Museum and Gardens, a treasured cornerstone of Wilmington’s rich historical legacy. Built in the early 1850s, this well-preserved estate situated in the heart of downtown is as elegant now as it was over a century ago. Docent-guided tours takes guests on a captivating journey back to the Victorian era in North Carolina. Experience the stories of the Latimer family through exhibitions of original art, furniture, clothing, and more.

Guided tours of the estate are offered at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

Discover the Wonders of Latimer House

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of nineteenth-century Wilmington society

Explore the House

Journey back through time at the Latimer House Museum and Gardens, a living testament to Wilmington’s Victorian history. We invite you to experience firsthand the rich history of the Latimer family, as you explore two floors of opulent rooms and the verdant gardens of this preserved architectural gem. Expert docents are on hand to answer questions and discuss the history of the family and era, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm.

Uncover History in the Ida B. Kellam Archive

Whether you are a scholar or history enthusiast, the on-site archive promises a fascinating journey through the lower Cape Fear region’s past. Here, a treasure trove of documents, books, and photographs await, offering remarkable insights into a region with a rich and fascinating history. We are proud to offer remote research. Visit the archive page to learn more.

Support our Mission

Become an integral part of the Latimer House Museum and Gardens’ mission to preserve and share the fascinating history of Wilmington. Your generous donation or volunteer time will contribute directly to the ongoing upkeep of this architectural treasure and its beautiful gardens. Join us in maintaining this historical legacy for present and future generations.

Attend an Event

Experience the grandeur of the past by attending one of our events at the Latimer House. We offer something for everyone, such as classical music performances, book talks, and holiday events. Our goal is to share this wonderful and unique space with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Join us and become a part of the living history that is the Latimer House experience.