Literary fans and writers will adore the Literary History Walking Tour - a cool tour that explores the streets of Downtown Wilmington from the point of view of some of the globe’s most famous scribes. Working in conjunction with Old Books on Front Street – an iconic book store in the heart of town – this tour will fascinate and educate new visitors on Wilmington’s centuries-old literary scene.
Before the Port City was a Mecca for movie making, it was a popular destination for writers, and this tour begins by explaining a little bit of Wilmington’s more than 400 year legacy as an important southern port town. From the Front Street launching point, visitors will embark on a 90-minute exploration that showcases famous locations from books, poems, and plays, and touches on some iconic locales that are hidden in plain sight. Tour-goers will pay a visit to "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of their favorite novels, and even stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured in the city. With so much unique, eclectic and downright fascinating history to uncover - (history which is often overlooked) - this tour will shed a new and literary light on Wilmington’s importance in the world of Southern Literature.