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.
Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Southport's picturesque historic district and lively downtown are graced by historic homes, stately oaks, art galleries and gift shops, great restaurants, and a charming waterfront. It's history is full of pirates, blockade runners, and more recently Hollywood films and television shows like Crimes of the Heart, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Matlock. While in Southport, visit the NC Maritime Museum at Southport and Fort Johnston, take the self-guided walking tour and enjoy some great waterfront dining options.