Azalea Festival Home Tour: CANCELLED

A Note from HWF Executive Director, Beth Rutledge

At Historic Wilmington Foundation, our community means everything. Because our members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, Board and staff are priceless, we are encouraging everyone to follow safety measures outlined by health officials regarding COVID-19.

This means we are canceling our 2020 Azalea Festival Home Tour.

A beloved annual tradition, the Azalea Festival Home Tour invites travelers to explore Wilmington’s extraordinary historic homes and connects local residents even more deeply with their community. Each year, the tour raises awareness about the importance of historic preservation and strengthens our city’s sense of place. However, preserving the health and safety of our neighbors is paramount.

We greatly appreciate the efforts and excitement already invested in this year’s event. HWF is offering refunds for those who have already purchased Home Tour tickets. If ticket-holders would prefer to consider the ticket cost a donation, please feel free to contact our office at 910.762.2511 so that we may issue a donation receipt.

Our cherished Home Tour tradition will resume for the 2021 Azalea Festival. For now, we are wishing wellness for our neighbors and friends.

Thanks so much, 
Beth Rutledge
HWF Executive Director