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“Fascinating glimpse into family life in early NC”

Zebulon Latimer House
Ranked #33 of 113 things to do in Wilmington
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Skillman, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fascinating glimpse into family life in early NC”
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Wonderful guide , fascinating house. Loved the story about the lack of crown moulding( money diverted to purchase slave family who would other wise have been separate at auction)
Beautiful collection of items relate to daily life - calling cards , jewellery , etc

Visited February 2013
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English first
Malden, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Zebulon Latimere Home, a beautiful example of the Italianate Victorian Style Home.”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

My husband and I have toured many historic home while on vacations. This beautiful home has so much of the families original belongings, both personal and furnishings, it felt as though they were still lving there and had left for the day while tours were going on. Brittany , our tour guide, was educational and fun, went thru the family history while pointing out a few items we had never seen or heard of in any other historic home. Amazing original dresses, art work and sculptures in marbel for you to see. The gardens were also inviting. We were at the house in February so not many plants were in bloom but still impressive. We will return to this home as there are still 2 more rooms being restored we would loved to see. A truely lovely Italianate/Victorian home. Thank you Brittany!

Visited February 2013
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UK
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Unable to gain entrance”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Visited on a Saturdy afternoon, had checked website and should have been open. No answer to door, rang and knocked and tried Gift shop entrance- locked.
Went to visitor centre,they tried phoning as it was supposed to be open, no reply.
Sure it's lovely inside but they need to work on their signage if going to close randomly.

Visited October 2012
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Naples, FL
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Beautiful Italianate Mansion!”
Reviewed 7 August 2012 via mobile

Make sure you visit the Latimer home when in Wilmington. It is a well preserved example of Italianate architecture. The story of the family and their lifestyle was also interesting. Make sure to ask about the missing Salon crown moulding!:) guide was pleasant and helpful. Tours are given on the half hour.

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Wilmington, NC
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Great historical restoration.”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Good look at restored history. Great way to find out how people lived in early Wilmington.

Visited December 2011
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