Azalea Festival Home Tour FAQs

I purchased my ticket(s) online. Where do I get my printed ticket(s)?

Pick up your printed ticket before you begin your tour! Simply keep your confirmation email handy; you may print out a copy, or pull the email up on your mobile device. Before beginning your tour, pick up your printed ticket at one of HWF’s Sales & Info booths, located at 1513 Dock Street and 2024 Wrightsville Avenue. When you present the registration email, a representative from HWF will provide you with a paper ticket, complete with a map and guide to the tour homes. 

If you’d like to pick up your ticket prior to the tour, you may do so at the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s office (211 Orange Street). HWF’s offices are open Monday through Friday from 10AM-4PM.

I don't see the home addresses or map on the website. Where can I find the map?

For the security of our homeowners whose houses are featured on the tour, we do not provide the addresses of the homes in advance of the tour. This year, tour attendees may explore seven houses and one adaptively reused Quonset hut in the Westbrook-Ardmore National Register Historic District! The tour map is available on your printed ticket(s). The route is approximately half of a mile in length.

I don't like to buy tickets online. Where can I purchase them in person?

Printed tickets are sold at the following locations: 

  • HISTORIC WILMINGTON FOUNDATION: Come visit our headquarters (211 Orange Street) to purchase your ticket! We’re open Mondays through Fridays from 10AM-4PM.
  • LEGACY ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE: Stop by Legacy Architectural Salvage (1831-B Dawson Street) during business hours to get your Home Tour ticket! Legacy is located in the back warehouse portion of Stevens Ace Hardware, and the shop is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-2PM, and on Thursdays from 9AM-5PM.
  • NORTH CAROLINA AZALEA FESTIVAL OFFICE: Grab your tickets for the Home Tour (and perhaps other Azalea Festival happenings!) at the NC Azalea Festival office, located at 5725 Oleander Drive, Suite B7.

Can I purchase my tickets in person on the day of the event?

Yes, you may! Stop by one of HWF’s two Sales & Info booths, located at 1513 Dock Street and 2031 Wrightsville Avenue. You may buy your ticket with cash, credit card, or check!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

STREET PARKING: The historic Westbrook-Ardmore neighborhood offers a plethora of (free) on-street parking options.


  • Free parking will also be available 1513 Dock Street (the parking lot located on Dock Street between 15th & 16th Streets, behind St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church). Parking may also be found behind the church’s playground, which is in between 14th & 15th Streets. 
  • Free parking will also be available at the parking lot located at 1409 Dock Street
  • There are free parking spaces available in the parking lot of Capital Electric (2013 Castle Street).

What is a VIP pass?

VIP passes are an add-on to your Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket, and they cost $35. VIP guests are treated to a treasure trove of perks from beloved local businesses around the historic Westbrook-Ardmore district—including the hip and happening Cargo District! VIP tickets are limited. To learn more and secure your VIP passes ($35 each), click hereIf you’ve already purchased a VIP pass, you may redeem it when you pick up your Azalea Festival Home Tour tickets. You may purchase your VIP pass(es) in person when picking up your tickets from one of our Sales & Info booths.  

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, but please keep your children with you, and do not bring strollers or car seats inside the tour homes. (Kids under the age of 12 can attend for free!) Please have your ticket with you at all homes on the tour. 

What may I bring into the event?

Pack lightly, as you will be walking from house to house while in each neighborhood. Please do not bring food or drink into the tour homes; also, do not bring pets with you on the tour. 

If I'm bringing my child/children, do they need a ticket?

Tickets must be purchased for children ages 12 or over. Younger children may attend for free!

What’s the refund policy?

HWF relies on ticket sales to support the mission of preserving and protecting Wilmington’s historic, irreplaceable resources. As such, we have a no-refund policy for the Azalea Festival Home Tour.

Where can I find more information about the Azalea Festival?

For general festival information, visit the Official Festival Website

When can I take the tour? Do I have to start somewhere in particular?

Your ticket, your time, your tour! Each Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket is good for the full weekend. Tour-goers can attend either or both days, and may start or end at any point along the route.

Is the Azalea Festival Home Tour accessible for those with limited mobility?

The Azalea Festival Home Tour is over one mile in length, depending on your route. Due to the historic nature of the featured homes, all require tour goers to traverse stairs. We advise those with mobility concerns to call our office with any additional questions: (910) 762-2511.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Please call HWF at 910.762.2511, or email

Saturday and Sunday,
April 6 & 7 (1PM-5PM)
presented as part of the 2024 Azalea Festival

Think of your Azalea Festival Home Tour ticket as a key, unlocking and welcoming you inside homes you’ve long admired, as well as some stunning hidden gems! From the quaint to the grand, step inside bungalows, Queen Anne homes, and more—and in doing so, enter and explore our community’s past. As you wander through Wilmington’s Westbrook-Ardmore National Register Historic District, surprise awaits: the complement of new and old, the charming interplay of architectural styles. Expect the unexpected and delight in pristinely preserved architectural treasures as well as uniquely repurposed and upcycled elements. Get inspired and get excited: The only home tour special enough to be part of the legendary Azalea Festival is coming soon!

Proceeds from the Azalea Festival Home Tour support the Historic Wilmington Foundation and its efforts to preserve and protect the irreplaceable historic resources of the Lower Cape Fear region.