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Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

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  • The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens offer a truly unique experience of local history. A superb example of Georgian architecture, the circa 1770 residence is graced by Colonial style gardens. All rooms are furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques and showcase hundreds of rare objects. Built on the former walls of the 1744 city jail, the house retains many vestiges of its previous incarnation. The property also features a freestanding kitchen house. The four level terrace gardens are open to the public free of charge year-round during the museum hours, and their website has a downloadable self-guided tour. Signature Events: Friday Evening Tours, Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, Holiday Events.


  • General Info
    General Info
    • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm | Last Tour Departs 3pm | Closed Sunday
    • Admission: Adults:$12 | Students(Aged 6 to College):$6 | Children (Age 5 or less)/Active Military: Free
      Tour all three Historic homes (Bellamy/Latimer/Burgwin-Wright) by purchasing a “Three House Passport” at any of the houses—this Passport is valid for one week and allows you to visit all three historic homes for one low price of $30.
    • Additional Information: Prices and hours are subject to change without notice.
      Part of the Fourth Friday Gallery Nights (open late once a month featuring special events)-- please see their Website and Social Media for updated information
      Open First Friday for an event "candle light" tour of the house- please see website for information.
  • Facility Info
    • Description The lush gardens and charming courtyard of the Burgwin-Wright House provide an incomparable setting for private events, such as weddings, wedding receptions and cocktail parties. The Florence Kidder Room is also available for rent for meetings. Rentals include use of catering kitchen. The facilities are available from 4pm to 11pm Monday through Friday and 11am to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Reception Capacity 80
    • Theatre Capacity 45
    • Catering Available:
    • Banquet Capacity 80
    • Number of Rooms 1