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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

September – December Calendar 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…
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
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
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
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 for details.
NEW: CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center Check out the state of the art performance venue opening October 2015.  See all the exciting events at their website Cape Fear Stage
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.
See website for details.
Brooklyn Arts Center – 516 North 4th St. See for upcoming events and information.
Thalian Hall 2015-2016 Main Attractions- Upcoming shows, performances and events examples include:  Yesterday and Today:The Interactive Beatles Experience, Oct. 9 and Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Oct 23 and Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Nov. 6.   See for more details and a full list of Main Attractions.
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 for current movies being shown.
UNCW Presents
See for current calendar.  For reservations call 910.962.3500 or see website.
Cameron Art Museum:
3201 South 17th Street – Please visit their website for current exhibitions and more details.
The 10th Annual Back Door Kitchen Tour  Saturday, October 10 from 11 to 5.  Tour 9 kitchens from historic to new homes and see the variety of details throughout.  Tickets on sale now at or call us.
Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour  December 5 and 6.  Save the date! The 2015 Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour is a walking tour through historic Wilmington with visits to beautifully decorated homes, churches and historic sites. An enchanting and festive event to usher in the holiday season.  More details and tickets at

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