Museums - New Hanover County, NC

Battleship North Carolina

The Battleship North Carolina is located on Eagles Island in North Carolina, at the confluence of the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers, and directly across the from Wilmington. Although a bit of the island is in New Hanover County, a large portion of it is also situated within Brunswick County as well.

In 1961, the Battleship was opened to the public; a restored World War II Battleship, a National Historic Landmark, a museum collecting and interpreting all ships named "North Carolina," and a memorial honoring the 11,000 North Carolinians of all branches of service who gave their lives in World War II.

An amazing immersive learning experience can be found just by walking through the nine levels of the ship. Various types of tours, events and programs are happening throughout the year.

Basic admission prices can be between $6 - $14, while children under five enter free.

Come visit this impactful piece of history today!


1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28401


Bellamy Mansion Museum

Step into history and visit the Bellamy Museum, in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the intersection of Market Street and 5th Avenue.

Take a tour within the 10,000-square-foot mansion, visit the beautifully-recreated gardens, and walk through the restored Slave Quarters. As a museum of history and the design arts, offering daily tours and many dynamic educational and cultural programs throughout the year, visiting this landmark should be on your itenerary for your next vacation in the area.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Admission ranges from $6 - $12, with children under 5 getting in for Free!


503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


Burgwin-Wright Museum House & Gardens

The Burgwin-Wright House, built in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1771, is "where Now meets Then." Spot the beautiful magnolias at the corner of Market and 3rd streets and the House is just behind.

Take a guided tour through the house and museum or stroll through the lovely gardens. Learn some history in one of their educational programs or gather for community events.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission runs from $6 - $12 and children under 3 get in free.

Come meet the connection between Now and Then Today!


224 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401


Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

814 Market Street Wilmington, NC 910.341.4350

Latimer House Museum and Gardens

126 S. Third Street Wilmington, NC 910.762.0492

Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum

3201 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412 910.395.5999

Wilmington Children's Museum

1020 Market Street Wilmington, NC 910.254.3534

Wilmington Railroad Museum

501 Nutt Street Wilmington, NC 910.763.2634