Leland, North Carolina, is just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington, one of colonial southeastern America’s most significant port towns and cultural centers. Thanks to this unique location, Leland is steeped in history and surrounded by sites like gorgeous antebellum architecture, Civil War forts, and a WWII battleship. Explore historic activities near you in Leland.
Downtown Wilmington has a charm and style all its own - befitting an historic port city with roots that go back almost three centuries. Here, you'll find something unique at every turn: a WWII battleship, a thriving movie production studio, cobblestone streets with horse-drawn carriages, elegant restaurants, splendid gardens, unique crafts and shops, music festivals, theatrical performances, art galleries, history museums, and welcoming nightspots. To get the true flavor of Downtown Wilmington there are plenty of themed tours you can take by foot, boat and even trolley.