Alice Sisson Ministry Center

An Inviting Place to Meet, Retreat, Plan, or Serve…

Located at 1516 Market Street in Wilmington, NC, Alice Sisson’s house is a 2,936 square foot, two story brick veneer structure. Built in 1923 it is a fully furnished, comfortable home that will host single meetings of up to twenty five people and will sleep up to twenty two people in its four bedrooms. The Sisson House has an emergency telephone (910) 763-7115 for use while in the center and is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet Service.

The Sisson House is convenient to the museum, Independence Mall, restaurants, downtown Wilmington, and New Hanover County’s beaches.

Meeting Spaces

To reserve Sisson House for a meeting is to make the entire downstairs area available to our guests. There are plenty of rooms suitable for smaller, break-out meetings. There are two suitable large meeting areas downstairs:

  • Dining Room and adjoining Breakfast Nook for overflow (used together, these two rooms can seat as many as sixteen people); and
  • Living Room and adjoining Den (used together, these two rooms can seat as many as thirty people).

Once your group is scheduled to use Sisson House, the entire facility is available to you…your group may use the upstairs bathroom facilities if and as needed.

The ground floor has a total of 1,528 square feet. The rooms are:

  • Market Street Entry Foyer
  • Living Room (this largest meeting room and the den can be combined)
  • Den (this room can also house “break-out” meetings)
  • Kitchen (this fully equipped residential kitchen is at your disposal)
  • Mud Room (rear entrance room is equipped with a clothes washer and dryer)
  • Dining Room (this smaller meeting room and the Breakfast Nook can be combined)
  • Powder Room (a “half bath” room) and
  • Hall and stairway to the upper floor (where three additional bath rooms are available)

Overnight Guests

A “home away from home” for a mission team, the upper floor has 1,408 square feet arranged in four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. These bathrooms give ample shower facilities for all overnight guests. Permanent bedding is twenty four bunk beds (ten pairs of stacked bunks) and two single beds arranged as follows:

  • Bedroom One, NE Corner (twin beds, shares hall bath with Bedroom Four)
  • Bedroom Two, SE Corner (three pair, bunk beds and a full bathroom)
  • Bedroom Three, SW Corner (three pair, bunk beds and a full bathroom)
  • Bedroom Four, SE Corner (four pair, bunk beds, shares hall bath with Bedroom One)

Guests will need to bring personal pillows and sleeping bags or sheets, blankets, and covers.