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Back Door Kitchen Tour

The 2018 Back Door Kitchen Tour will be Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nine homes will be open to ticket holders. Tickets will be available September 1.
The ROW BDKT ticket includes a brief description of each home.  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 see something you want to add to your kitchen. Information about the vendors and companies involved in updates are available in many homes.
The 2018 Tour Homes
ROW thanks the homeowners who are opening their beautiful and very special homes on the 2018 Tour:
26A N. Front St. (Condo above New York Pizza)
602 No. Walnut St. S. 5th Avenue               120 Castle St.
311 S. Fifth Ave.                                        104 Church St.                          
211 S. Second St.                                       313 Ann St.
110 Orange St.
Discounted Tickets were available in advance Sept. 1 through October 19 ($25):
  • Cape Fear Spice Merchants, Historic Downtown Wilmington, 20 Market St.
  • Ivy Cottage, 3020 Market Street
  • Harris Teeter Stores in the Greater Wilmington area starting Sept. 26
Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or a PayPal account via ROW's PayPal link provided below.  After completing payment via PayPal, please click the "Return to merchant" button and you will be asked to complete a brief survey which will help us to make improvements to future tours. 
Online tickets are picked up at the Bellamy mansion the day of the tour.
Ticket Type
Full Price Tickets are available the day of the Tour - Oct. 20 ($30):
  • Cash purchases at the Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market Street
  • Cash purchases at any home on the tour
Proceeds from the Tour
The Back Door Kitchen Tour is the only fundraiser for Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW), a nonprofit, all volunteer, neighborhood association. Proceeds go back into our community for beautification, preservation, restoration, and other improvements through ROW projects and grants.  If you have questions, please contact us at bdkt@rowilmington.org.
Most famously, ROW used BDKT proceeds to purchase the statue of the Venus Flytrap by Paul Hill, titled "Southern Hospitality," located on the Riverwalk at the foot of Market Street. 
Southern Hospitality is a popular addition to the downtown Riverfront, and a graceful homage to the plant that grows only in this area. 
ROW has donated over $60,000 to area nonprofits thanks to BDKT proceeds.
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.  
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 see the Back Door Kitchen Tour News on the Home Page for the list of 2018 Tour Sponsors.  
IV. Friends of the Tour
Cape Fear Spice Merchants  910-772-2980            
Bellamy Mansion Museum    910-251-3700            
Historic Wilmington Fdn.     910-762-2511       
Pinpoint                             910-769-2972      
City Club                            910-343-1880      
Pilot House                         910-343-0200      
Finkelstein's                        910-763-7377      
Harris Teeter Stores