Our City

Perhaps the best thing about downtown Wilmington - and something that separates it from the rest of the city and nearby communities - is its walkability. Streets lined with shops and restaurants are easily traveled by foot, and the Riverwalk is a great place to stroll, grab a hot dog from the Trolley Stop, listen to free music and watch the river traffic. Nearly a mile long, the Riverwalk stretches from the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce building just north of the Coast Line Convention Center to south of Chandlers Wharf. Complete with wide, patio-style areas and pocket parks with benches, the Riverwalk offers spectacular views of the river, especially at night. During the day, downtown Wilmington is quaint and charming, fluttered with foot traffic from Cape Fear Community College, but at night it comes alive in a whole new way. Dance clubs, jazz bars, local and touring musicals, venues for rock 'n' roll, rhythm and blues and more can be found in the 55-block area of the downtown commercial district.

Our Location

Bannerman Station is steps away from Downtown's historical buildings and historic sites, restaurants, art galleries and museums, shops, and the Cape Fear River waterfront.

DIRECTIONS: From the corner of Market and College, take Market Street towards downtown. Take a Right on 3rd Street, and a Left on Walnut Street.

SALES CENTER: Located on site in Unit 604. Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-2pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm. All other times by appointment.

Our Local Amenities

Bannerman Station is steps away from Downtown's historical buildings and historic sites, restaurants, art galleries and museums, shops, and the Cape Fear River waterfront.

downtown wilmington amenities

Arts and Cultural Facilities

  • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
  • Private Art Galleries
  • The Community Arts Center

Riverfront Park

  • Great for gatherings
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Riverfest Festival (Fall)
  • Azalea Festival (Spring)

Riverwalk

  • Scenic walkway
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Riverboat dinner cruises
  • Harbor boat tours
  • River taxi to the Battleship USS North Carolina

Historic Houses

  • Bellamy Mansion
  • Latimer House
  • Burgwin-Wright House
  • Historic Walking Tours

Shopping

  • The Cotton Exchange
  • Chandlers Wharf
  • Antique shops & boutiques throughout downtown

Colleges

  • Cape Fear Community College
  • UNC of Wilmington