- 3 miles (4 km)
- 10 minutes
Take a short drive along North Carolina's coastal area to the historic town of Brunswick. The town was left in ruins in 1830 andis now an archealogical site. Travelers with an interest in history will be delighted in the stories of the area. The byway is on North Carolina's coast and offers a view of the ocean and beaches of the area.
In addition to the historic Brunswick Town, the byway also passes Orton Plantation. The plantation was built in 1725 and features the man-made Orton Pond. Sunbathing alligators find the area appealing as well.
Travelers may be content to spend their time exploring areas ofthe byway, but if that isn't the case, there are plenty of places worth stopping at along the Cape Fear River. There's something for everyone along the Brunswick Town Road.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Airlie Gardens (NC)
Located near Wilmington, these 67 acre gardens were created in the early 1900's.
On the east side of Wilmington off U.S. 76.
Brunswick Town (NC)
The byway is named for this historical town. Brunswick began as a colonial port, but was left in ruins in the 1830's.
Adjacent to Orton Plantation off of N.C. 133.
Carolina Beach State Park (NC)
This coastal area displays a variety of plant and animal life for visitors to enjoy.
Southeast of the byway. The park is ten miles south of Wilmington off NC Highway 421.
For an oceanside experience, travelers may choose to stop at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area for a glimpse of the beach and the creatures that live there.
Southeast of the byway off of N.C. 421.
Orton Plantation (NC)
This historic plantation was built in the early 1700's and includes exquisite gardens and Orton Pond.
On S.R. 1529 off of N.C. 133.
Price Creek Lighthouse (NC)
This lighthouse was built in 1848 to aid ships traveling the Cape Fear River to Wilmington.
South of the byway on the Cape Fear River.
Travelers will enjoy exploring the history of this preserved WWII battleship.
On the west edge of Wilmington off the Cape Fear River.