The Burgwin Wright House is a colonial style home in Wilmington, North Carolina that serves as a museum, series of gardens and a venue for community events. Originally built as a jail in the 1770s, the house is one of three colonial era homes left in Wilmington. Fully furnished with antique furniture from the 18th and 19th century, the Wright House showcases hundreds of rare items. It also has a freestanding kitchen house with a large hearth and period kitchen tools.
Visitors have the option to take a tour of the home for a small fee or take a walk through the beautiful gardens for free. The garden is broken down into seven unique areas; the orchard, rose garden, kitchen garden, physic garden, parterre garden and two terraced gardens. Different plants and flowers fill each area distinctly. Throughout the gardens, you can find beautiful daylilies, hyacinths, and lenten rose. The physic garden contains medicinal herbs while the kitchen garden contains colonial era culinary herbs. Trees can be found in the orchard, where fig and pomegranate trees are plentiful.
The Burgin-Wright House also serves as a popular venue for events throughout the community. The gardens, which rests on four different levels, are beautiful settings for corporate events, dinners, weddings and wedding receptions. Rentals include use of the gardens, courtyard, catering kitchen, restrooms and the Florence Kidder room.