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BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE
224 Market St. 910/762-0570,
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-Sat. 10 A.M. -4 P.M. ; last tour at 3 P.M.
COST: $10 adults, $4 children 5-12
This home was built in 1770 on the foundation of the town jail. John Burgwin, a local merchant and.
Treasurer for the colony of Carolina, built the Georgian-style home, which was occupied by Lord Charles Cornwallis as his headquarters until his defeat and surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The home was a private residence until 1937, when it was purchased by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina and restored as the oldest museum house in southeastern North Carolina. The home is filled with period furnishings and historic artifacts, including original paintings and a crazy quilt that was used to teach girls to sew. A freestanding outbuilding tucked behind the home houses the kitchen and craft room. Openhearth cooking demonstrations are held in the colonial kitchen one weekend a month. The jail is located beneath the cellar and has been opened for viewing. There are several gardens surrounding the house; each is on a different level and enclosed with low walls. Original architectural structures, including paths, steps, and gates, remain in the garden, which are planted with native varieties that were available when the house was originally built.
The Burgwin Wright House was built in 1770 over the foundation of the original town jail.
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Soon you reach a small open space with a seat to Fort Worth Subway Map your left and an information board to your right. From here you can get a good view Fort Worth Subway Map of, and access to, Ella Nore. This is a shingle spit which juts out quite a long way into the harbour, getting thinner as it goes, and between the spit and the shore there is an area of saltmarsh which boasts a very considerable variety of plants and birds. Plants include sea lavender, cord grass, sea campion, yellow-horned poppy, glasswort, sea purslane, sea beet and golden samphire. Birdwatchers will keep a look out for the curlew, redshank, dunlin, shelduck, mallard, goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, oystercatcher, egret and tern. It is fair to say that the winter sees the greatest variety of bird life.