Friday Postcards from the Historic District of Wilmington North Carolina
I love old houses. I couldn’t get enough of them in New Orleans and I was still hungry for more when the boys and I headed down to Wilmington, NC at the end of March. The easiest way to get the lay of the land, especially when we only had a morning to explore the historic center of the city, was to hop on a horse-drawn trolley ride.
These are great for families, especially ones with older children. You can pick up the trolley at Market and Water Streets. You will see a sign in the island in the middle of the street. If you miss it, just ask the information desk down on Waters next to the statue of the giant Venus fly trap. They can point you in the right direct. Generally tours leave on the hour, but check the sign to see how tours are running that day.
Our short 30-minute tour was just long enough for me to get a taste of the homes in the area and short enough that the boys didn’t totally lose it. I did have to hand over my phone after about 10 minutes though. Being on a horse-drawn carriage is fun and all, but for toddlers the novelty wears off quicker than it does for mom.
What historic city do you love to wander?
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