Because of seasonal hours, please call or check individual websites before visiting.
ArtBeat, Burgaw's New Community Center for the Arts, offers programming to the community with art classes, workshops, and events! Times and prices of classes varies so be sure to call us or check out our website to find out more information about what you can participate in!
History Culture, , , ,108 E. Wilmington St.
Come take a tour of the Burgaw Train Depot. It is believed to be the oldest train depot in the state of North Carolina, dating back to 1850. Recently renovated, the depot contains the Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Railroad Museum. So take a step back in time enjoy the museus and take a tour. The kids are sure to love the rail car and loading dock. The building is also on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Trail. We have rental space that includes a 2,000 sq ft banquet room (seats 120 people, standing 250 people) and Conference Room (14 people).
Special Occasions, History Culture, , ,115 S. Dickerson St.
Tree lined streets of historic downtown Burgaw boast an eclectic variety of 18th and 19th century architecture that represent a vanishing example of a bygone era. In addition, the historic district is the home of the NC Blueberry Festival and the recently renovated oldest depot in the state, dating back prior to the Civil War. Though Burgaw has gone through many changes, one thing that hasn't changed is the small town charm and rich historic character. Get your walking shoes ready and stroll through our shady streets. See for yourself what makes Burgaw A Charming Town Year Round.
History Culture, , , ,106 E Wilmington St.
During World War II, a select group of young, daring, female pilots became not only pioneers but heroes. They were the WASP (Womens AirForce Service Pilots), the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. They served domestically, ferrying and testing, towing targets and training men to fly. The Missiles and More Museum opens on April with a new exhibit which traces the history of this elite group of women and pays tribute to their service and valor. Other exhibits at the Museum include: Pirates of the Carolinas, Operation Bumblebee, Camp Davis, The Towns of Topsail Island, Topsail's Natural Beauty and Fragility, Traces of Native Americans on the Island and an International Shell Exhibit.
History Culture, Beach, , ,720 Channel Blvd.
Site of one of the first battles in the South of the Revolutionary War and the first patriot victory of the war. Throughout the park, remnants remain of the 1776 road traveled by patriot and loyalist forces. A .7-mile trail with wayside exhibits leads through the battlefield and across Moores Creek. The historic bridge site is located along the trail. The park offers a visitor center with exhibits, lighted troop movement maps and film; a .3 mile colonial forest trail, and a picnic area.
History Culture, EcoTourism, Special Occasions, ,40 Patriots Hall Dr.
The courthouse is one of the most attractive historical buildings in Burgaw. Built on November 6, 1936, this three-story structure was designed with several unique features by William Henley Dietrick. The brick-veneered H-shaped structure holds a mixture of Georgian Revival and Colonial Revival architecture features. The building is historical known for its architecture and engineering design. The courthouse was renovated in 1989 by Wilmington Architect, John Sawyer. Take a stroll under the 100 year old oak trees on the courthouse square and notice the distinctive architectural features of the unique building. The courthouse gazebo and grounds are the perfect location for weddings and other special events.
Special Occasions, History Culture, , ,100 S. Wright St.
Preserving the history of Pender through documents, artifacts, photos, and genealogy collection of the museum.''The house contains the Mattie Bloodworth Room, a collection of WWII Veterans remembrances, several family bibles, civil war information, clothes from the 19th century, old medical equipment and many other artifacts. The barn contains a collection of agriculture equipment and items relating to Pender's past as a hub of the naval stores and timber industries.
History Culture, , , ,200 W. Bridgers St.
The Penderlea Homestead Museum is housed in one of the first homesteads built in 1936 by the Department of the Interior on Penderlea Homestead Farms, a resettlement community in Pender County developed under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Museum sponsored efforts resulted in the listing of Penderlea Homestead Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places 9-27-13. This is a large rural historic district of farms, dwellings, and a school on approximately 4,250 acres.
History Culture, AgriTourism, , ,284 Garden Rd.
Poplar Grove Plantation is the perfect place for your special day. Our beautiful sprawling lawns provide a universal backdrop that can be transformed into any type of wedding. Our vision is for each bride to have her special day unique to her personality and style while having the comfort and ease of a true southern plantation. Generations of Southern Belles have been married at this treasured family plantation. On the National Register of Historic Places, a wedding at one of the South's oldest plantations is a dream come true. Poplar Grove Plantation can set the stage for the most magical day of your life. You can transform the Cultural Arts Center into anything you want it to be. From formal to casual, country and magical Poplar Grove is sure to deliver the wedding of your dreams.
Special Occasions, History Culture, , ,10200 US Hwy 17 N
We carry an extensive collection of originals and reproductions by local and regional artists as well as a large variety of pottery, glass, metal and crafts. Full custom framing service is available. Topsail Art Gallery was established in 1987 and is family owned and operated. We are located in the heart of Topsail Island in Surf City. We invite you to visit Topsail Art Gallery, where every piece is a treasure.
History Culture, , , ,121 S. Topsail Dr.