The Bellamy Mansion was built in the early 1860s and is a premier example of antebellum architecture. The mansion was originally built in 1860 for Dr. John D. Bellamy, a wealthy businessman, physician, and plantation owner. The Bellamy Mansion has endured many historical events throughout its lifetime since its initial construction in the late 19th century. During the American Civil War, the home was taken over by federal troops. The Bellamy mansion survived a raging fire in 1972.
Today, the mansion has been restored and is apart of Preservation North Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving historical sites across the state of North Carolina. The mansion is now the site of a historical museum, showcasing the early historical art and design in North Carolina. Check out the Airlie Gardens as well, they are close by.
The Bellamy Mansion is located at 503 Market St, Wilmington, NC at the corner of Market Street and North 5th avenue.