|Back Door Kitchen Tour|
2016 Back Door Kitchen Tour is Saturday, October 15, 2016
Mark your calendar and tell your friends. This is the 11th anniversary of ROW's very successful and much loved annual Back Door Kitchen tour. A very special Tour is planned. Please join us.
Ticket holders will visit nine homes in Wilmington's downtown Historic Districts. (The 9 Tour homes are listed below). The 2016 Tour includes: a beautiful Front Street mansion with stunning Cape Fear River views, two remodeled Castle Street bungalows, a hidden gem artist's retreat, and two elegant examples of recent construction that blend into the historic neighborhood. Each of the nine tour homes has a unique history and a special kitchen designed for that home. The oldest was built in 1845, the newest in 2006. The houses will be open to ticket holders on October 15 from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine. The Tour is walkable; all the Tour houses are within a 6 block radius.
The Back Door Kitchen Tour is the only fundraiser for Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW), a nonprofit, all volunteer, neighborhood association. Proceeds go to back into our community for beautification, preservation, restoration, and other improvements, through ROW projects and grants. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable day. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
2016 Tour Tickets:
Back Door Kitchen Tour tickets are $30 the day of the Tour and $25 if purchased in advance. Advance ticket sales begin September 1 (unless otherwise noted) at select area retail outlets (listed below) and online by credit card through PayPal at www.rowilmington.org. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the Tour at any of the nine Tour homes and the Bellamy Mansion (503 Market Street). Tickets purchased online may be picked up the day of the Tour at the ROW ticket table at the Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market Street. Please bring your PayPal receipt. In addition, please note that the PayPal account for online purchases will not be available after 6 p.m. October 14, the day before the Tour.
Individual tickets may be purchased in advance at these local retailers:
Credit card purchases on the day of the Tour may be made at Finkelstein's (at the corner of Market and Front Streets, Historic Downtown Wilmington) or at participating Harris Teeter stores. Credit card purchases cannot be processed at either the Bellamy the Tour homes.
A discounted ticket price of $20 per person also is available for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets must be purchased in advance, prior to the Tour day (October 15), and are available through ROW Board Member Paul Mason, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 910-772-1502. Group tickets may be picked up the day of the Tour at the ROW ticket table at the Bellamy Mansion (503 market Street).
The 2016 Tour Homes
Here are the nine beautiful and very special homes on the 2016 Tour:
About the Back Door Kitchen Tour:
ROW's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour opens to visitors the kitchens of nine beautiful Historic District homes. Tour-goers see the kitchens, each with a unique combination of beauty, functionality and adaptability, as well as the gardens and other portions of the ground floors of these historic district homes. You might even see something you want to add to your kitchen.
Proceeds from the BDKT go to fund ROW projects and grants to Wilmington nonprofits. Most famously, ROW used BDKT proceeds to purchase the statue of the Venus Flytrap by Paul Hill, titled "Southern Hospitality," which sits on the Riverwalk at the foot of Market Street.
You may learn more about ROW's donations and grants at THIS PAGE.
Get Tour Updates:
Would you like to receive information from ROW about future historic home tours? We will let you know if you leave your email with Sign Up For BDKT Updates.
Back Door Kitchen Tours In The News:
ROW member Phillis Thompson wrote a wonderful piece about the Tour. It does a great job explaining why we love living in this neighborhood. You may read her essay HERE. It is timeless.
WWAY's Randy Aldridge interviewed Mindy Heu and Paul Lawler about the 2013 tour. You may see the interview HERE.
Ben Steelman of the Star News wrote a great profile of the homes on the 2013 tour. You may read it Steelman writeup.
WHQR personality Jemila Ericson interview homeowner Alicia Ross (2015 BDKT Chair) and Lawler (2013 ROW President and BDKT Chair). You may listen to the interview at WHQR Interview.
ROW had a grand event at Crescent Moon unveiling the 2013 BDKT raffle art. WWAY TV covered the event and you may see its coverage HERE.
Thanks to our Sponsors, Advertisers and Business Friends of ROW
The Tour would not be as successful without the support of the Wilmington business community. Please thanks these businesses when you see them.