wilmington is a history buff’s dream
January 9, 2017Katie McAlick
From the smattering of museums in downtown Wilmington, NC to the famous North Carolina Battleship, there is plenty of history to explore! Founded in 1739, the city of Wilmington is adorned with historic monuments and homes dating back to the mid- to late-1700s. Here are just a few of our favorites historic sites that you must see in Wilmington!
- A fierce vessel from the Second World War, the North Carolina Battleship was one of ten battleships built in 1937. Filled with stories of the brave men who manned the ship, the vessel is a conduit of information, allowing you to take a peek back into some of the most historic battles of World War II.
- The Cape Fear Museum is a great location for family activities, plus it’s the oldest history museum in the entire state of North Carolina! You’ll be sure to get your fill of historical information dating back to the late 19th century.
- Jump over to Kure Beach for the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher. Join them on January 14th at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site to catch the reenactment of this battle!
- If you’re interested in locomotives and the history of the railroad industry, then the Wilmington Railroad Museum is perfect for you! You’ll learn about the history of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and the workings of locomotives from the late 19th century. Be sure to bring your children and grandchildren, this is a trip the whole family will enjoy!
Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a series of historic landmarks to explore or entertainment in downtown Wilmington, Brunswick Forest has you covered. We’ll be sure to keep you connected on all things happening both in the Brunswick Forest community and the surrounding area!