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Join us in maintaining this important historic property for the public benefit – now and for future generations. Your tax-deductible contribution supports preservation of the mansion, museum operations, educational programming and the public gardens.
Free admission to the museum
Invitations to special events and programs
10% discount in the gift shop
About Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens is the oldest and largest historic site in downtown Wilmington operated as a house museum. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to view a fine example of Georgian architecture and experience what life was like during pre-revolutionary Wilmington. All rooms have been restored to the regional 1770 colors, are furnished with 18th century antiques, and showcase hundreds of objects.
Occupying two-thirds of an acre, the colonial style gardens consist of seven distinct areas, including an orchard with pomegranate and fig trees, a kitchen garden and a rose garden. Built using the walls of a former city jail as a foundation, the house retains many vestiges of its previous incarnation such as outdoor and sub-basement jail cells and a freestanding kitchen house with a massive hearth complete with period cooking utensils.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, guided tours are on the hour with the last tour departing at 3pm. The visitor center, on the ground floor, house a gift shop, art gallery and exhibit hall. Guided tours include the stories about the people who lived and worked here and the women’s organization that saved this landmark from the wrecking ball.