Wilmington Real Estate News

May 19, 2016

Tour Airlie Gardens Near Your Wilmington Home

Visit Airlie Gardens near your Wilmington home.Take a break without having to go far from your Wilmington home and head out to Airlie Gardens. The gardens have everything from untouched meadows to carefully planted and trimmed formal gardens. The historic Wilmington real estate location has miles of trails for walking, outdoor sculptures, and historic buildings. A self-guided tour through the gardens takes around 90 minutes. The path is mostly paved, with less than half a mile of dirt trail. Tram tours are also available. Anyone interested in getting to know local birds should come for the monthly bird hike. Held the second Wednesday of the month, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., the hike is a great choice for both experienced and novice birders.

Relax on Idyllic Wilmington Real Estate

The garden hosts many summer events for Wilmington home owners to enjoy. Come for the summer concert series, which is held the first and third Fridays from May to September from 6 to 8 p.m. Follow the life cycle of the garden’s butterflies, then attend the butterfly release parties in July and August. As the weather turns cooler, the fun keeps going. The garden hosts its annual oyster roast in early October. Celebrate the holidays at Enchanted Airlie, a beautiful light show. This runs twice a night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the day after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas.

The regular season at Airlie Gardens goes from March 21st to December 31st, and the gardens are open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gardens are closed Mondays during the winter season. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for Hanover County residents with identification. Visit Airlie Gardens to learn more. 


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May 18, 2016

Discover the History of Wilmington Real Estate at the Cape Fear Museum

Learn Wilmington real estate history.Learn about Wilmington real estate history from its earliest days at the Cape Fear Museum. As the oldest history museum in North Carolina, it is no surprise that the original exhibits centered strictly on civil war memorabilia. As the Cape Fear Museum expanded so did its scope. The current venue brings together science and history relative to the cultures existing together near Wilmington homes and in the Cape Fear community. Currently, the permanent collection have amassed over 50,000 items all playing a significant role in the shaping of the lower Cape Fear area. With so many things to see, patrons can definitely make a full day of it.

Featured exhibits focus on a variety of topics as well. Temporary displays include Reflections In Black & White, a post World War II photographic editorial on the times leading up to the Civil Rights movement, and Starring Cape Fear which depicts the area’s role in film and television. Cape Fear Stories is an ongoing exhibit representing a local timeline from the days of Native Americans to the present. Close by this station, visitors will have the opportunity to study a prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth skeleton that was discovered near Randall Parkway in 1991.

Take a Walk Through the Museum Park Near Wilmington Homes

After strolling through the Museum enjoy some time outdoors in the Cape Fear Museum Park, located on Wilmington real estate at the corner of Market Steet and 8th. The park was designed with interactive exhibits representative the impact of the community on the local landscape. Open from dawn to dusk there is plenty of time to enjoy it.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $8 and children aged 5 to 17 are $5. There are discounted tickets available for seniors, college students and members of the military. With so much to see and do at the Cape Fear Museum residents should consider purchasing a membership. 


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May 17, 2016

Wilmington Property Owners Honor Sailors of USS North Carolina

Visit a battleship on Wilmington property.Enjoy some time away from your Wilmington property to pay homage to the brave individuals who served on the Battleship USS North Carolina. This vessel traversed the Pacific Theatre during WWII and saw its fair share of combat. Today, Wilmington property owners and all visitors to the city are invited to explore the ship and learn more about its story and the story of those who walked the decks and served their country. The stories are inspiring and having the chance to explore the ship is truly eye opening. Take a walk around this giant incredible piece of engineering and even have the chance to steer the ship, start the engines, and fire the guns. The self guided tour starts with a film and then guests are invited to board the ship and take their time taking it all in. This is a great place to bring visitors to your Wilmington home and a fun way to spend a few hours.

Come for Special Events Near Your Wilmington Home

In addition to tours, there are many special events that happen on the boat throughout the year. Come out for a behind the scenes tour, reenactment, explanation of how the ship worked, fireworks, holiday celebrations, and more. This is an excellent spot for a field trip and lesson plans are available to teachers to prep classes before visiting the ship. The Battleship USS North Carolina is open every single day of the year. Children five and under are free and tickets for all others range in price from $6.00 to $14.00. School group rates are available as well. Consider hosting a wedding, birthday party, or other gathering at the ship or in Battleship Park. The event space is sure to leave a lasting impression on all guests. Learn more about the history of the ship and plan a visit to Battleship USS North Carolina


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