2015 Back Door Kitchen Tour

The Residents of Old Wilmington invite all to the 2015 Back Door Kitchen Tour to be held on Saturday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  rain or shine.  Tour-goers will visit nineof historic downtown Wilmington’s homes each featuring a unique kitchen.  This year’s tour includes a Fifth Avenue mansion, a remodeled 1898 bungalow and a Front Street home previously occupied by President Woodrow Wilson.  Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children and are available at all area Harris Teeter stores, Finkelsteins in downtown Wilmington, Michael Moore’s Antiques on Castle Street, the Ivy Cottage on Market Street and Taste the Olive in Mayfaire.  All proceeds from this event are used to fund projects designed to promote historic preservation and support downtown agencies that serve our citizens.

2015 Back Door Kitchen Tour is Saturday, October 10, 2015
If your purchased tickets online, bring your Paypal receipt to any one of the nine tour homes or the Bellamy Mansion to pick up your tickets.
Mark your calendar and tell your friends.  This is the 10th anniversary of ROW’s very successful and much loved annual kitchen tour, and a very special Tour is planned. Please join us.
Tour-goers will visit nine historic downtown Wilmington homes (listed below). The 2015 Tour includes:  a  Front Street home previously occupied by President Woodrow Wilson; a Fifth Avenue mansion; and a remodeled 1898 bungalow.  Each of the nine tour homes has a unique history and a special kitchen designed for that home.  The houses will be open for touring by ticket holders on October 10 from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine.
ROW will welcome ticket holders “through the back door,” with true southern hospitality.  We invite you as our guests to enjoy the nine Tour homes, as well the beautiful Historic Districts that ROW calls home. The Tour  easily walkable, within a 10 block radius.

The Back Door Kitchen Tour is the only fundraiser for Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW), a nonprofit, all volunteer, neighborhood association. Proceeds go to back into our community for beautification, preservation, restoration, and other improvements, through ROW projects and grants. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable day. If you have questions, please contact us at bdkt@rowilmington.org.

2015 Tour Tickets:
Back Door Kitchen Tour tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Advance ticket sales begin September 1 at select area retail outlets (listed below) and online. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the Tour at any of the nine Tour homes and the Bellamy Mansion (located at the corner of 5th and Market Streets).
Individual tickets may be purchased in advance at these local retailers:
  • Harris Teeter Stores in the Greater Wilmington, NC area
  • Finkelstein’s, Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC
  • Michael Moore’s Antiques, Historic Castle Street Antique and Arts District, Wilmington, NC
  • Ivy Cottage, Wilmington, NC
  • Taste the Olive, Wilmington, NC

Credit card purchases on the day of the Tour may be made at Finkelstein’s (at the corner of Market and Front Streets, Historic Downtown Wilmington) or at participating Harris Teeter store. Credit card purchases cannot be processed at the Tour homes.

The 2015 Tour Homes
Here are the nine beautiful and very special homes on the 2015 Tour:
  • 312 North 5th Ave.
  • 20 South 5th Ave.
  • 614 Dock St.
  • 520 Orange St.
  • 509 South 4th St.
  • 208 Castle St.
  • 411 South 2nd St.
  • 207 Nun St.
  • 401 South Front St.

Information provided by Residents of Old Wilmington.

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