The ROW Neighborhood covers the area from Queen St. to Red Cross St. and from 8th St. to the Cape Fear River.
We welcome all residents who live in the ROW Neighborhood and share ROW's vision.


ROW is an all-volunteer, membership-based, non-profit neighborhood organization of people living in the Historic Districts covering the oldest parts of the City of Wilmington, North Carolina -- the area between Red Cross and Queen Streets, from the Cape Fear River to Eighth Street. 
ROW brings people together to build neighborliness and work together for historic preservation and improvement of the quality of life in the Historic Districts.
Back Door Kitchen Tour 2023 Was A Huge Success
The Back Door Kitchen Tour (BDKT) held on Saturday October 14, 2023, was a roaring success. Guests enjoyed touring nine wonderful historic homes, all with beautiful kitchens. Over 560 tickets were sold, making this one of our best home tours ever. Smiling faces throughout the day attested to the enjoyment this event brings to its guests.
The success of the BDKT 2023 is due to the teamwork of so many ROW members including the Tour Committee, the homeowners who opened their homes, the house captains and the over 150 volunteers.  
This year’s Tour started from a strong position thanks to our Sponsors from the business community—25 strong. With help and support of our friends from the Historic Wilmington Foundation and media specialist Justin Williams Pope, we increased the awareness and participation in the Tour.
In summary, the overwhelming support for BDKT has made this a fun and successful event. With that success, ROW will be able to further its mission by giving back to the community through its grants program.

Fostering Community in the Historic District Since 1973

Residents of Old Wilmington, Inc. is a not-for-profit downtown neighborhood association, fostering community in our historic district for over forty years. Membership provides a delightful opportunity to meet and socialize with your neighbors.
Read more about our organizationís history. >

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