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.
Special Events
Departing Board Members Honored at Member Meeting on March 13, 2024:
ROW members honored three departing members of the board at the March 13 meeting:
Liz Townsend (New Member Chair), Dave Hendrickson (Treasurer), and Mary Grace Denton (President Emeritus) were presented with beautiful watercolor renditions of their respective homes, painted by Wilmington artist Nancy Sandy.
Thank you, Liz, Dave, and Mary Grace for your dedicated service to ROW!
Azalea Festival Home Tour
Mark your calendars! The Historic Wilmington Foundation's Azalea Festival Home Tour is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss out on this extraordinary experience.
Join us on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th & 7th, from 1-5 pm, for a captivating journey through history. Your ticket isn't just an entry pass; it's a key unlocking the doors to architectural wonders and our community's rich past.
This year's tour features a special highlight: Fire Station No. 5, a distinguished member of Wilmington's nine Local Landmarks. Discover the stories embedded within its walls, adding a unique flavor to this year's event.
But that's not all! We're thrilled to showcase the Westbrook-Ardmore National Register Historic District, offering you a glimpse into the charm and character of one of Wilmington's most treasured neighborhoods.
Secure your tickets today at for just $40 each. Remember, your participation isn't just about enjoying a delightful weekend outing—it's about supporting the invaluable work of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.
Every ticket purchase directly contributes to HWF's mission of preserving and safeguarding the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Your support is instrumental in ensuring that our heritage remains intact for generations to come.
Don't miss out on this unique tour that celebrates our past and shapes our future. Get your tickets now and be a part of preserving history!

ROW Spring Picnic
Sunday, April 28, 2024
5pm to 7pm
We will be providing fried chicken but are asking for members to sign up to bring a side dish or dessert and to sign-up to help set up before or...
Member Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6am to 8am
Member Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
6pm to 8pm
Upcoming Events
ROW Spring Picnic at the Burgwin-Wright House
Sunday, April 28th, 5:00 p.m.
This year’s picnic will be chaired by Laura and Jim Luddy and Lorri and Greg Briner.  
We will be providing fried chicken but are asking for members to sign up to bring a side dish or dessert and to sign up to help set up before or clean up after the event.  
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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.
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