Experience Genuine Southern Hospitality at our Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to C.W. Worth House, an historic Wilmington, North Carolina bed and breakfast which has been welcoming guests since its restoration in 1985.  Reminiscent of days gone by and a past rich in history, C.W. Worth House allows you to share past southern traditions in a rather extraordinary fashion.  This 121 year old mansion has endured many transformations since its construction in 1893.  It was originally built as the private home for Charles W. Worth until 1944 when it was a boarding house for 40 years and finally, rescued and restored to become the elegant Inn of the present day.

This grand home with bay windows, distinctive dual turrets and porches is a fine example of 19th century English Queen Anne style and represents one of the most charming historic Wilmington, NC bed and breakfasts.  The C.W. Worth House offers seven unique guestrooms and balances Victorian charm with modern amenities for your comfort and convenience.  As you step through the gate, the spacious southern porch invites you to slow down, relax and enjoy.

Wilmington is one of the most beautiful cities on the North Carolina coast, and in 2014 was voted #1 “Best American Riverfront” by USA Today.  Founded over 250 years ago as a thriving port city on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington has a rich past.  The Wilmington historic district is one of the largest districts in the National Register of Historic Places and is a must see.  Many fascinating buildings and historic sites are open to visitors, so you can easily spend a few days exploring.

During your visit you can browse the many quaint shops in the Historic District or just take a “southern-style stroll” down brick streets rich in architecture.  You may even find yourself in the middle of a commercial or scene from a TV show… Revolution filmed its first season in Wilmington.  Other shows filmed in Wilmington include Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Dawson’s Creek, and One Tree Hill.  Some blockbuster movies filmed in and around Wilmington are Iron Man 3, Sleeping With the Enemy, Safe Haven, and coming soon to theaters, The Longest Ride.  The Wilmington area has been an active production hub since the early 1980’s.  When the evening is about to fall, relax in Riverfront Park and enjoy the view or the sunset over the Battleship North Carolina. Wilmington is also designated as a Coast Guard City and the home port to the USCGC Diligence.  Wilmington’s nightlife is alive and well.  Enjoy fine dining, from local fresh seafood to international cuisine.  Jazz, blues, and varied entertainment complete the night scene.

The picturesque campus of UNCW, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is located 5 miles from the inn and midway to Wrightsville Beach.  We gladly offer visitors to the campus a special discount.

A gift certificate to C.W. Worth House bed and breakfast makes a great gift for any occasion.

Innkeepers Notes

Fall Calender of Events

Weekly Happenings
Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tuesdays 8 pm at The Rusty Nail www.capefearblues.org
River Front Farmer’s Market Saturdays through 12/21 8 am – 1 pm
Sunday Blue Grass at Satellite Bar and Lounge, every Sunday 6 pm – 10 pm visit their website for details  satellitebarandlounge.com/calendar
Wilmington Water Tours Daily one hour and two hour cruises.  Visit their website for details… www.wilmingtonwatertours.net
4th Friday Gallery Walk  Join local art galleries and studios in an after-hours celebration of art and culture on the fourth Friday of every month from 6-10 pm at downtown galleries. For a complete list of gallery venues visit www.artscouncilofwilmington.org.
Ted’s Fun on the River – Offering live, acoustic music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 – 9 pm $2 cover.  Wine and beer available for purchase.  Ted’s offers a unique experience for tourists and locals alike.  It’s “off the beaten path” on the road less traveled. Bike, Kayak, & Canoe Rentals available.  Visit Tedsfun.com for details.
Cucalorus! – November 12-16  20th Annual Film Festival featuring over 240 independent and international films being showcased throughout Historic Wilmington.  Please visit www.cucalorus.org for information.
Jazz @ the Cam – Enjoy live jazz music at Cameron Art Museum the 1st Thursday of each month. See www.cameronartmuseum.org for a complete list of prices and artists.
Museum School @ the Cam – 1 & 2 day weekend workshops, Fall 2014.  Classes include a range of courses from beginner to advanced level.  Distinctions of The Museum School programming include professional-level instructors, limited class size, instructor-guided access to the museum’s exhibitions and access to the museum’s extensive non-circulating art library.  www.cameronartmuseum.org/museumschool
Cape Fear Festival of Trees – November 21 through December 7, 2014 at Cameron Art Museum.  Decorated trees, gingerbread creations, community performances and two art exhibitions are all included in your festival admission.  (proceeds benefit Lower Cape Fear Hospice) Adults $13.00 Visit www.capefearfestivaloftrees.org for more information.
Enchanted Airlie – Various dates from November 28 – December 22, Take in the sparkling lights and festive sounds as you stroll through the self guided tour of Airlie Gardens as it is lit up with festive decorations.Stop in to see the special guests Santa Claus and Winter Princesses Anna and Elsa to make for a truly enchanted evening. See www.airliegardens.org for details and tickets.
Old Wilmington by Candlelight – December 6-7 Festive tour through private homes, churches and historic sites in the downtown area.  For more information visit www.latimerhouse.org
Coastal Carolina Clay Guild Holiday Show and Sale - November 7th-9th, FREE admission to the Pottery sale, featuring the Tallis Chamber Orchestra at Community Arts Center. All Raffle Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls. See www.CoastalCarolinaClayGuild.org for more details.
North Carolina Symphony – Kenan Auditorium, UNCW
Wilmington Series-November through April.  See ncsymphony.org for details.
Concerts @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – See website for band names and schedule. www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater.com
Ziggy’s by the Sea the newest addition to flourishing music scene in the beautiful downtown historic district of Wilmington. 208 Market Street. See website for details. www.ziggysbythesea.com
Brooklyn Arts Center – 516 North 4th St. See www.brooklynartsnc.com for upcoming events and information.
Sonorous Music Festival - November 7th-9th This brand new and highly anticipated  music festival is a “must attend” event.  Enjoy independent and emerging artists of all styles across multiple venues in the Downtown Wilmington area. See www.SonorousMusicFestival.com for more information on schedules, bands and tickets.
Red Barn Studio Theater – See http://redbarnstudiotheater.com for details on current plays and programs.
Cape Fear Playhouse – 613 Castle Street
See their calendar for upcoming shows and details: Big Dawg Productions
Oakdale Cemetery – Fourth Annual Luminary Event – Sunday, Nov. 9  6:30 p.m.
Over 600 luminaries will line the route through the cemetery, visiting 6 different sites$10  Visit oakdalecemetery.org for more details.
Burgwin-Wright House - Candle Light Tour – Enjoy a candle light tour of the Burgwin-Wright House as costumed interpreters reveal the rituals and superstitions of bygone times. First Firday of the Month, $10 admission, and advanced registration required. See www.burgwinwrighthouse.com for more information.
Battleship North Carolina – November 8th, 1 – 5 pm
“Torpedo Headed for You”, Damage Control Aboard North Carolina.  $55 per person.  See website for details about this special event.
Winter Hours- September 2 – May 21: 8 a.m.-5p.m. Last ticket sold one hour before closing. Christmas day: Noon-5p.m.
Thalian Hall
2014-2015 Main Attractions-
The Swingle Singers: October 11th kicks off the theater season with an acapella phenomenon. Come celebrate their 50th anniversary while enjoying the seven versitile voices as they deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues. See www.thalianhall.com for more details and a full list of events.
Cinematique of Wilmington-
Sponsored by WHQR, an assortment of classic, foreign and notable films show at Thalian Hall, beginning at 7p.m., $8 admission. The movies change regularly. Please see www.thalianhall.com for current movies being shown.
Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street – Please visit their website for more details.
There is even more going on. When you call to make your reservations, just ask us!