Old Town Hall is open to visitors by appointment.
1798, Old Town Hall functioned as the center of political and social activities during the
height of Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. The handsome Federal-style structure
housed the city's meeting chambers, offices and jail and served as the headquarters and
gathering place of civic organizations and included a subscription library. The death of
George Washington was observed there in 1799, as were receptions and dinners for the
Marquis de Lafayette and President Andrew Jackson. Henry Clay's body was laid in state
there in 1851. Old Town Hall, restored to its classical beauty, provides space for
exhibitions, programs and special events throughout the year.
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