Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, INC.

The Latimer House

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of nineteenth-century Wilmington society

Guided tours Tuesday-Saturday every hour from 10am-3pm. Last tour begins at 2pm.

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 home situated in the heart of downtown Wilmington invites you to delve into the history of our region. As you traverse the halls of the Latimer House, ready yourself for a captivating journey back to the Victorian era in North Carolina, vividly brought to life by the shared experiences and enduring legacy of three generations of the Latimer family.

Discover the Wonders of Latimer House

Immersive Experiences at the Latimer House: Your Gateway to Wilmington’s Victorian Era

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 legacy of the Latimer family, as you explore the opulent rooms and verdant gardens of this preserved architectural gem. Expert docents are on hand to answer questions and discuss the history of the family and era.

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 lengthy and sometimes controversial history.

Donate or Volunteer

Become an integral part of the Latimer House Museum and Gardens’ mission to preserve and share the rich history of Wilmington’s Victorian era and beyond. 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.