Downtown Wilmington

Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Downtown Wilmington offers an abundance of historic and cultural influences, as well as some of the area's finest dining and entertainment.

Key Features

Urban Culture Center: From the Castle Street Antique & Arts District to Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington packs an amazing amount of culture into just a couple of square miles.

Historic Homes & Architecture: Downtown Wilmington features a variety of homes and architecture dating back to the mid-1700s. The city is rich in American history and that history is reflected throughout the city's streetscapes.

A True Local Haunt

Belly-up to the bar at Lula's Pub for a nice draught beer or stiff cocktail and comfort yourself with the knowledge that you are never alone. A prime stop on the Wilmington Ghostwalk, this watering hole was part of the Underground Railroad and was also frequented by Civil War soldiers and pirates.

Eric Knight

Nest Picks

Thalian Hall

One of the oldest theatres in the United States, and in almost continuous operation since 1858, Thalian Hall offers roughly 500 performances and shows a year.

Circa 1922

Located in the heart of Downtown on Front Street, Circa 1922 is one of Wilmington's finest dining experiences, featuring a regionally themed tapas style menu and 1920s-inspired decor.

Downtown Sundown

Featuring the best cover bands from all over, Downtown Sundown is a free concert series that takes place on the steps of the Wilmington Courthouse and overlooks the Cape Fear River every Friday night in the summer.

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