Welcome to the Our Stories/Wilmington North Carolina page. Wilmington is a historic port city in the southeastern part of North Carolina. Incorporated in 1739, it predates the Revolutionary War and boasts lots of history and attractions for city residents and tourists:
- A National Register Historic District that spans numerous blocks of churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick-lined streets, and historic homes.
- The first city in the nation to be designated a WWII Heritage City.
- Restaurants that serve delicious food, everything from casual to fine dining.
- Venues for live music and the performing arts like Thalian Hall, the Wilson Center, and the Live Oak Bank Riverfront Park Amphitheater.
- Sightseeing cruises and water taxis on the Cape Fear.
- The famous Battleship USS North Carolina, which saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War II, sits on the Cape Fear across from downtown.
- The annual world-famous North Carolina Azalea Festival.