It’s fun to explore the nooks and crannies of downtown Wilmington. Hidden alleys and wide avenues turn up bits of history, unusual shops, and cool watering holes. Did you know there’s an underground tunnel known as Jacob’s Run, and one of our riverboats is named after it?

Once you’ve explored a bit on your own, take advantage of the knowledge of the natives on a tour of downtown Wilmington. There’s a variety to choose from!

Horsedrawn Carriage Tours

Horses take you at a historic pace through downtown Wilmington, leaving plenty of time for your guide to point out special sights. The tours leave from the foot of Market Street.

Wilmington Trolley Tours

Ride a fun, comfy trolley through eight miles of downtown Wilmington. You’ll see beautiful mansions, the birthplace of famous people, and learn a bit about Civil War, African American, and other local history.

Cape Fear Riverboat Cruise

Enjoy beautiful views and river breezes while you enjoy entertaining, education narration on a Cape Fear Riverboat cruise. Learn about the Cape Fear River, local marine and bird life, and history and fun facts about Wilmington.

Get a bite to eat before you board at Anne Bonny’s Bar & Grill. Or carry your libations on the boat for your cruise!

Tour Old Wilmington

History buffs will love the in-depth look at Wilmington’s past on these tours. Step back in time and learn about what life was like in Victorian and Civil War days.

Ghost Walk

Colorful guides recount eerie tales, with occasional ghostly encounters! Learn about Wilmington’s best-haunted houses.

Haunted Pub Crawl

These ghost stories come with a side of spirits! The 2.5-hour adventure leads you into some of downtown Wilmington’s spookiest pubs.

Hollywood Location Walk

To find out more about the glamorous side of Wilmywood, take a 90-minute tour of some of the best name-dropping TV and movie locations.

Literary History Walking Tour

Meet authors living and dead and tour storied locations you may have read about! This 90-minute tour explores the rich culture of downtown Wilmington.

Oakdale Cemetery Walking Tours

Daytime tours and spooky evening flashlight tours reveal the secrets of this historic and beautiful cemetery.

Segway Tours

Learn to ride a Segway and zoom onto a scenic tour! This tour has plenty of cruising, with a few stops to learn something cool about downtown Wilmington.

Taste Wilmington Tours

Foodies get their own tasty tour in the heart of downtown. Sample treats from an assortment of restaurants, meet city chefs, and find out the best places to eat.

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