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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 123 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.  Wilmington’s historic waterfront area along the Cape Fear River boasts the state’s richest collection of 19th- century urban architecture.  The ambiance has been enhanced by an aggressive revitalization effort that covers a 200-block section of downtown, making it the state’s largest historic district and is a must see.  Founded over 250 years ago as a thriving port city on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington has a rich past.  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 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 -February 2016 Calendar of Events

Weekly Happenings
Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tuesdays 8 pm at The Rusty Nail www.capefearblues.org
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
NEW!  The Literary Walking Tour  This tour takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, starting at 1:30 p.m. from Old Books on Front St.  $8  www.oldbooksonfrontst.com
Wilmington History Tours  This is a self-guided tour on your phone with an app with a free sample mini-tour.  Old Wilmington I and Old Wilmington II are $3.99 each to download.  Check it out at WilmingtonHistoryours.com
Arts In WilmingtonCalendar of events
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 www.artscouncilofwilmington.org
The Art Works…an Art Village  Dozens of local artists together in a “village” atmosphere in an old shirt factory, transformed.  Open every Saturday, 10a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cape Fear Living MagazineCalendar of Events
Ted’s Fun on the River – Offering live, acoustic music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 – 9 pm $2-$5 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.
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NEW: CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center Cape Fear Stage –   An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, February 4. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, February 25.  See all the exciting upcoming events at their website Cape Fear Stage
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Concerts @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – See website for band names and schedule. www.greenfieldlakeamphitheater.com
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Brooklyn Arts Center – Ani DiFranco in concert January 22.  516 North 4th St. See www.brooklynartsnc.com for more upcoming events and information.
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Thalian Hall 2015-2016 Main Attractions- Upcoming shows, performances and events examples include:  Comedian James Gregory Show January 22, Singer-Songwriter, Susan Werner January 23.  See www.thalianhall.org for more details and a full list of Main Attractions.
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Thalian Association Community Theatre – Death of a Salesman, February 4-14 performing on the main stage of Thalian Hall.  www.thalian.org
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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 are usually Mon. – Wed. and change regularly. Please see www.thalianhall.org for current movies being shown.
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UNCW Presents
Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm Norman Bemelmans & Elizabeth Loparitis return with a classical piano program of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.  See UNCW.edu/presents for current calendar.  For reservations call 910.962.3500 or see website.
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Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street – Please visit their website for current exhibitions and more details.
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Wind Sync- An energetic wind quintet internationally recognized for dramatic interpretation of classical music. $15 January 22; 7:30 pm.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
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46th Annual NC Sorosis Antique Show – January 22-24 Coastline Event Center $7
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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival –  January 29-31 Coastline Event Center
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Music on Market – Elisabeth Von Trapp –  Professional concert artist, Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of Baron & Maria Von Trapp, musical styles include folk, modern and, of course, The Sound of Music.  January 23, 7:30 pm.  St. Andrews Covenant Presb. Church.  www.musiconmarket.org
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There is even more going on. When you call to make your reservations, just ask us!