Step Inside A Colonial-Era Home With Jail Cells In The Basement At Burgwin-Wright House And Gardens In North Carolina

Get a peek into the Colonial justice system when you visit the only Colonial-era structure in the City of Wilmington that is open to the public. The Burgwin-Wright House was constructed in 1770 – on top of the ballast foundation of the first city jail of Wilmington, which was built in 1744.

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Did you know there are only four Colonial-era homes in the City of Wilmington that have survived over the centuries? Have you visited the Burgwin-Wright House Museum & Gardens yet? What did you think of Colonial-era methods of justice? Feel free to join the discussion in the comments!

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Address: 224 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA