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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

January-March Calender of Events

Weekly Happenings
Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tuesdays 8 pm at The Rusty Nail
Sunday Blue Grass at Satellite Bar and Lounge, every Sunday 6 pm – 10 pm visit their website for details
Wilmington Water Tours Daily one hour and two hour cruises.  Visit their website for details…
4th Friday Gallery Walk  16 local art galleries and studios will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture from 6-9 pm every fourth Friday of the month.  For a complete list of gallery venues visit
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 for details.
Wine and Chocolate Festival –  Enjoy entertainment, food demonstrations, wine tastings, raffles and of course chocolate from the region’s signature chocolatiers.         Fri 7-0 pm, Sat. 11-7 pm, Sun. 12-4 pm   See website for details.
Wilmington Antique Show & Sale – January 23, 24 and 25, 2015, held at the Coastline Convention Center, $7 admission for the entire weekend with proceeds to benefit the community.  With over 35 antique dealers from all over the state, this exciting show and sale present a large selection of Fine Early American and English furniture, linens, prints and many more items.  For more information, see here.
North Carolina Jazz Festival: February 5-7, 2015 – returning to the Hilton Riverside, this three-day showcase is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and marks the 35th anniversary.  Tickets range from $15-$60.  See for more information.
Spring Home Show:  February 20-22 Wilmington Convention Center
Designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes.  See hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demos and sample interior and exterior vignettes.
North Carolina Symphony: Wed., Feb. 25, 7:30 pm,  LANG LANG
The New York Times raves pianist Lang Lang is the “hottest artist on the classical music planet.”  Kenan Auditorium, UNCW Wilmington Series-November through April.
See for details.
Concerts @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – See website for band names and schedule.
Ziggy’s by the Sea the newest addition to flourishing music scene in the beautiful downtown historic district of Wilmington. 208 Market Street.
February 20 – The Dickinson brothers of longtime blues rock band North Mississippi Allstars joins forces with New Orleans soul artist Anders Osbourne for a show that features both acts on stage at the same time trading tunes.  9 pm
See website for details.
Brooklyn Arts Center – 516 North 4th St. See for upcoming events and information.
Red Barn Studio Theater: Saturday, Jan. 31
Richard Smith and Julie Adams the dynamic fingerstyle guitar and cello duo return with new music.  $15. See for 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 Friday of the Month, $10 admission, and advanced registration required. See for more information.
Thalian Hall 2014-2015 Main Attractions
February 11,2015, 7:30 PM: Natalie Douglas, a seven-time MAC Award Winner, will be performing her unique mix of Jazz, Blues, Standards, Pop, Folk and Country music.
March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM: Peter Yarrow, famous for his songwriting, such as “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” will be performing his music classically known for having a deeper meaning of his commitment to bringing social justice and equality to society.
See for more details and a full list of Main Attractions.

Ring of Fire: February 5-15, 2015, Thalian Hall will be hosting Wilmington’s Premiere of The Music of Johnny Cash.  See for details.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber – February 25 – March 8, 2015:
Hosted by Thalian Hall, this production of the famous story is produced by Opera House Theater Co.  Tickets are $29.  See for more details on productions by Opera House Theater Co.
Clybourne Park: March 19-22, 2015:
Hosted by Thalian Hall, this production by Thalian Associations presents the prequel and sequel of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”  Tickets are $15 and $30.  See for more details on Thalian Association productions.
Mary Louise Knuston: March 27, 2015 - A famous Jazz Pianist, known commonly for her performance on the “Tonight Show,” joined by trumpeter Doc Severinsen perform at Thalian Hall.  See for more productions by the Wilmington Concert Association.
Cinematique of Wilmington-
Sponsored by WHQR, an assortment of classic, foreign, documentary and notable films show at Thalian Hall, beginning at 7p.m., $8 admission. The movies change regularly. Please see for current movies being shown.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor: March 12-29, 2015 – Presented by Big Dawg Productions and hosted by Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street.  For more information see
UNCW Presents
Aquila Theatre:
The Tempest: February 3
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: February 14
Blue 13 Dance Troupe will perform “Fire and Powder” a contemporary adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” February 19 $25 7:30 pm
Broodway’s Jekyll & Hyde: March 18
See for more information.

The Chieftains: February 25, 2015 – Irish music favorites will perform at Kenan Auditorium.
Nnenna Freelon: March 28, 2015 – Jazz singer, bringing tribute to African-American culture combining music, drama and art.
For reservations call 910.962.3500, or visit
Cameron Art Museum: Jazz at the CAM Concert Series 6:30-8 pm $12
Feb. 12, The Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet
March 5, Doug Irving Trio “Trios@Standards”
April 2, El Jaye Johnson & the Port City All-Stars
3201 South 17th Street – Please visit their website for more details.
And for the Civil War fans out there: 150th Battle of Forks Road
Reenacted on the Civil War Site at Cameron Art Museum.  See

There is even more going on. When you call to make your reservations, just ask us!