Take a peek into some of the most beautiful and historic homes of famed downtown Wilmington with this unique annual tour that combines the scenery of the season with a little bit of history. Since 1973, the yearly Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour has become a popular event with visitors and locals alike, as it shines a light on some of the most festive and beautiful residences that the centuries-old Port City has to offer.
The annual Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour includes a number of stately residences that traditionally aren’t open to the public, and which can only be admired inside and out during this special seasonal event. During the tour, visitors will be guided by candlelight to area churches, private homes, and other historic sites that are scattered throughout downtown Wilmington, while learning about their significance, as well as the significance of this historic community. Engaging for all ages, this holiday event is always a favorite outing for visitors and locals alike, and visitors can reserve tickets in advance to the popular sell-out tour. With so much to see and discover on the downtown streets, the Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour is a fascinating glimpse into local history that fits in perfectly with the season.