Attractions & Points of Interest surrounding Tyrrell County

Washington, Dare, Hyde Mainland, Beaufort, Bertie, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans & Chowan Counties:: Attractions & Points of Interest usually within 1 hr-15 minute drive.

Albemarle Area Fishing Tournament Calendar

Events and Tournaments
Rock & Bass fishing.

Pamlico-Neuse Fishing Tournament Calendar
Events and Tournaments
Inshore tournaments. Bass & Rock fishing.

Albemarle Sound
Kitty Hawk, Currituck County, Camden County, Elizabeth City, Hertford, Edenton, Columbia, Plymouth
The Albemarle Sound, 55 miles from east to west, is the largest freshwater sound in North America. A favorite recreational fishing ground and a popular place for cruising, sailing and all water sports. It is also part of the IntraCoastal Waterway. For more info: Albemarle Sound

Aurora Fossil Museum
The Aurora Fossil Museum collects and displays fossils from the coastal regions of North Carolina and also from other places throughout the world. Their emphasis is on the preservation and display of numerous exhibits of fossil remains that come from the PCS Phosphate mining operation. Using these fossils, the museum tells the story of the formation of the Coastal Plain from the birth of the Atlantic Ocean to the present. The museum has an outdoor fossil bed where children can search for fossils, and the museum sponsors an annual Fossil Festival. Discover prehistoric man, ocean life fifteen million or more years ago and geological formations. The museum boasts a large collection of fossils from the nearby PCS Phosphate mine and allows visitors to see fossilized bones, teeth, shells and coral.

Atlantic Coastline Railroad
Dating from abou 1904,is one of the largest and best-preserved railroad stations in eastern North Carolina. The depot currently serves as headquarters for the Beaufort County Arts Council and the freight warehouse is home to the Washington Civic Center and art gallery.

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge has over 150,000 acres of wetland habitats and a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from wood ducks and alligators to black bears and red wolves. Plant species including the Atlantic white cedar, bald cypress, wildflowers and shrubs are abundant. Hiking and wildlife trails plus fishing areas. Trails for kayaking and canoeing; guided canoe tours are available for a fee. On Hwy 64/264 west from Manteo. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Ausbon House
Civil War: Bullet holes attest to this home's use as a Southern sniper's nest during a Confederate attempt to take the town Dec. 10, 1862. The Southerners eventually withdrew. The sniper was shot dead here.

The Barker House
The Barker House, 1782, was home of Thomas and Penelope Barker. Penelope presided over the famous Edenton Tea Party, 1774. Enjoy our bookshop, featuring books on historical, cultural and economic importance of North Carolina. ## The Edenton Historical Commission was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1961 and re-created by the General Assembly in 1973. It's purpose is "to effect and encourage preservation, restoration, and appropriate presentation of the Town of Edenton and Chowan County, as a historic, educational, and esthetic place, to the benefit of the citizens of the place and the state and of visitors." (GS 143B-95) Their offices are located in the Barker House, built 1782 - the home of Thomas and Penelope Barker of Edenton Tea Party fame.

Belvidere Historic District
The rural Belvidere Historic District is significant for its preservation of the county's rural tradition and the rich Quaker history that began here. Featured in the district are Layden's Country Store, featuring homemade smoked sausages and meats and hoop cheese; and the Piney Woods Friends Meeting House, the successor of the monthly Meeting of Friends established in Perquimans county in the 1670s. Perquimans County Tourism

Aycock Brown Visitors Center
Kitty Hawk
The center is called Outer Banks at a Glance and includes 17 state-of-the-art displays, a theater and brochure gazebo. Enjoy displays which combine computers, photography, video graphics, period music and sound effects, giving visitors an overview of the Outer Banks. Aycock Brown Welcome Center

Atlantic Ocean Resort Beaches of the Outer Banks
Carova Beach ,Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Bodie Island Lighthouse
Nags Head
The horizontally striped lighthouse rises 159 feet above sea level just south of Nags Head. The base of the tower is open seasonally, along with restored Double Keeper's Quarters, which contains lighthouse exhibits and a book shop. Bodie Island Lighthouse

Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve
The 825-acre Buxton Coastal Reserve, just south of the village of Buxton on Hatteras Island, is the largest stand of maritime forest remaining in North Carolina. Shrub thickets of live oak and red cedar... continued: Buxton Woods

Historic Bath State Historic Site
Historic Bath State Historic Site interprets 300 years of history of North Carolina's first town. Emphasis is given to the colonial period of Bath's history. The facility includes a visitors center and three historic houses that visitors can tour. NCDCR

Bath State Historic Site
Meander the streets of this historic waterfront community, which was the first incorporated town in NC. Home to Blackbeard the Pirate and the oldest church in North Carolina. Bath features guided tours of the Palmer-Marsh House (c. 1751), furnished Colonial home of wealthy official, and Bonner House (c. 1830), furnished home of a Bath planter. Van Der Veer House (c. 1790) is a self guided tour. Visit our on-site gift shop. The Bath State Historic Site is on the Historic Albemarle Tour. ## Ormond Amphitheater: This new amphitheater is being built for the Bath Tri-cenntenial celebration, and this summer will be the home of Blackbeard the Pirate, as well as other wonderful performances!

Belhaven Memorial Museum
The Belhaven Memorial Museum seeks to collect, display, and preserve historical and cultural artifacts and objects and to stimulate and encourage interest and support of the history, art, science, and culture of the Belhaven area, Beaufort County, and eastern North Carolina. The museum builds upon the unique and eclectic original collection of Mrs. Eva Blount Way and is housed on the second floor of the Belhaven Town Hall. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Museum began as the private collection by Eva Blount Way (1869-1962). Includes 30,000 buttons, dressed-flea wedding couple, antique dolls and toys, Civil War and World War artifacts, old money, furniture, farm tools, period fashions, an antique x-ray machine from a dentists office, and technological antiquities from around the world during the last two centuries. The Belhaven Memorial Museum is on the Historic Albemarle Tour. Belhaven Memorial Museum

Bath A.M.E. Zion Church
Archaeological site along the Bath Bay waterfront in Bath. Bath State Historic Site. Excavated in 1997, the site contains the foundation of the Bath A.M.E. Zion Church, built between 1895 and 1900. The church continued to be used into the 1930s but by 1940, it fell into such disrepair that it was abandoned and had disappeared by the 1950s. A plan to develop the property in the 1960s led to the discovery of an abandoned cemetery that contained some 42 unmarked graves.

Bennett Vineyards
Bennett Vineyards is the largest muscadine and scuppernong vineyard in the Carolinas and lies on a 138-acre parcel of colonial grant land in North Carolina east of U.S. Highway 17 between the neuse and the Pamlico rivers. The wine is made in barrels in a converted tobacco barn using recipes and techniques that emulate those of the earliest colonisits. The winery offers tours and tastings.

Battle of Washington
Civil War: USS Pickett (Battle of Washington), Trails sign at the waterfront on Stewart Parkway, one block east of Route 17 - On Sept. 6, 1862, Confederates under Maj. Stephen Poole attacked a Union garrison here backed by gunboats including the USS Pickett (which exploded during the battle). Union reinforcements overcame initial Confederate success and drove the attackers away, maintaining Union control of the town. Siege of Washington, Trails sign at the EC Estuarium on Stewart Parkway, three blocks east of Route 17 - Hoping to reestablish Confederate supremacy somewhere in Eastern North Carolina, Gen. D.H. Hill staged actions against New Bern and Washington in March 1863. Unable to accomplish much at New Bern, Hill turned to Washington, besieging the town March 30-April 20. Hill held off Union gunboats downriver and infantry attacks against his fortified position five miles from town. Hill was called away by Lee and the siege was soon lifted by Union reinforcements. history/civilwr1

Beaufort County Arts Council
Local Arts Council and Gallery located in the Historic Atlantic Coastline Train Depot, home of the Washington Civic Center. The Beaufort County Arts Council supports artistic programs throughout the county. The diverse offering of cultural programs includes an annual juried art show and crafts show, year-round exhibitions in the adjacent Washington Civic Center gallery, a series of free public concerts for all ages, an annual art camp for young people, workshops, lectures, and organized trips to attend outstanding cultural events. The renovated Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station houses the Arts Council Offices, meeting room and Lane Gift Shop where hand-crafted artwork by area artists and craftspeople is available.

Asa Biggs House
Williamston, Martin County
Civil War: Home of prominent politician and jurist Asa Biggs from 1835 to 1862. Biggs served in the U.S. Senate 1854-1858, becoming a Federal, then Confederate district judge. Built circa 1831, the historic Asa Biggs House was once home to 19th Century attorney, judge and later US Senator Asa Biggs. Over two-thirds of the renovations present on the house today were made during Biggs' residency. Owned by the Martin County Historical Society, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Martin County Travel & Tourism Authority & Visitor's Center and the Williamston Partnership for Revitalization occupy the home. Historic Asa Biggs House

Chowan Arts Council: A Century of Chowan Through Photographs
A permanent exhibit depicting life in Chowan County from 1850 to 1954 and is located in the Swain School Building. This exhibit features a variety of scenes from by gone days. Handicapped accessible 0pen 10 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday. Admission Free

Currituck Sound
Carova Beach ,Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Currituck County Mainland

College of the Albemarle Community Auditorium
Elizabeth City
Calendar of theatrical, musical and dance performances.

Chowan River

Canadian Hole
Hatteras Island
Just north of Buxton on Hatteras Island wind surfers and kite boarders flock to the warm, shallow water of the Pamlico Sound, which combines with the steady Outer Banks winds to create unparalleled conditions for wind surfing and kite boarding. Canadian Hole

Croatan & Roanoke Sounds
Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Roanoke Island

Carolina Outdoors
Corolla Nags Head
Discover the unique eco-system and natural history of the Outer Banks with the area's leader in eco-tourism. Kitty Hawk Kites is also the world's largest hang-gliding school and kite store with adventures in rock wall climbing, kite surfing, parasailing, paragliding and more! ## This watersports division of Kitty Hawk Kites has quickly become the Outer Banks' leading Kayak Eco-tour operator with a variety of flat water tours in addition to sea & surf kayak lessons. They operate many watersports and retail locations along the Outer Banks from Corolla through Hatteras(Outposts in Nags Head, Duck, Corolla, Manteo, Avon, Hatteras ) offering Eco-tours, a full line of sea, surf and touring kayaks for sale and rental as well as a full line of accessories and adventure wear. Ask about kid's programming available in the summer months, and be sure to visit during one of their popular paddling events. Kitty Hawk Kites

Coquina Beach
South Nags Head
Coquina Beach photo tour. Great beach with very good facilities. The remains of the shipwreck of the Laura Barnes are located here. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site preserves and interprets the oldest life saving station in North Carolina. With its original 1874 station, an original 1874 outbuilding, a larger 1911 station, and four other dependencies of various ages original to the site, Chicamacomico Life Saving Station is the most complete extant life saving station in the country. The site provides guided tours, collects and exhibits historical artifacts, and offers a variety of educational programs, lectures, and activities. Located on Hwy. 12. First U.S. Lifesaving Station in North Carolina built and manned in 1874. Original station was converted into a boathouse when a newer station was constructed in 1911; now restored to original structure. The historic seven-building site, with exhibits and displays, including one honoring the African Americans that manned the Pea Island Lifesaving Station, is open mid-April - November. Variety of programs offered during summer months. Call for schedule. Admission charged.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The tallest brick lighthouse in North America. Open for climbing Good Friday - Columbus Day. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Ocracoke Island Lighthouse


Outer Banks
Stretched over 70 miles of barrier islands, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a fascinating combination of natural and cultural resources and provides a wide variety of recreational and research opportunities relating to the cultural history and natural heritage of the Outer Banks, shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service. Main offices and research facilities for Fort Raleigh, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and the Ocracoke Lighthouse are located at the Fort Raleigh facility. Preserves and protects 75 miles along North Carolina's Outer Banks. National park includes Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and visitors centers at Buxton (year-round), Bodie Island and Ocracoke (seasonal). Free. Fee for camping. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore & Ocracoke Campground
Ocracoke Island
Cape Hatteras was the first National Seashore in the country. It extends from Nags Head to Ocracoke Inlet and includes 13 miles of pristine beach on Ocracoke Island. Local folks call this area "the park" and it offers a wide variety of activities such as birding, boating, camping, cycling, fishing, surfing, swimming, seashelling and wind-boarding! For a wonderful look at nature, visit the Hammock Hills Nature Trail on the island. Local shops on the island offer a variety of rentals such as bikes, kayaks, wind boards, help you explore this area. Ocracoke Island has the uniqueness of having the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. These factors give the visitor a choice of water activities, depending on their abilities. There is also a National Park Campground on the island, situated between the two bodies of water with easy highway access nearby. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

CSS Albemarle
A 3/8-scale, 63-foot replica of this ironclad is moored behind Port O' Plymouth Museum. Upon request for groups, the CSS Albemarle will cruise up the Roanoke, fire its guns and return to its mooring.

Cashie River

Cashie Wetlands Walk
Boardwalk in a natural wetlands environment with cypress trees and other swampland flora. Walk takes visitor to the edge of the Cashie River, which is 20 miles long, as deep as 80 feet in places, and begins and ends within the county of Bertie. An observation deck allows views of several different species of endangered waterfowl as well as other swampland animals in their natural habitats. Canoes available at no charge. Free. Windsor

The Village of Duck
This charming village is a great location for browsing in boutiques, galleries and gift shops.

Davenport Homestead
Built by Daniel Davenport, Washington County's first Senator, in 1800. The homestead has preserved ''A Place in Time'' and consists of a dwelling house, chick house, salting and smoke house, outhouse, loom house, shelter for farm equipment, hog pen and corncrib.

Williamston, Martin County
Come live the Old West and eat in the famous Smokehouse Grill. Open Friday and Saturday nights 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Sundays 1-10 p.m. Featuring 18 hole miniature golf course, shaded picnic area, video game room, playground, gift shop, snack bar, large western dance hall with live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Historic Edenton State Historic Site
Historic Edenton State Historic Site seeks to preserve, maintain, develop, and interpret the James Iredell House, and to help preserve and interpret the numerous other historic structures and locations in the town of Edenton including Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, the Cupola House, the Barker House, and the Chowan County Courthouse. NCDCR

Historic Edenton
Visitor Center, located at 108 North Broad Street provides 14 - minute audiovisual program, exhibits, gift shop, visitor information/orientation. Guided tours of five properties: 1736 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1758 Cupola House (National Historic Landmark), circa 1782 Barker House, 1767 Chowan County Courthouse (National Historic Landmark) and early 19th-century Iredell House State Historic Site. Walking and trolley tours available. Visitor Center free. Fee for tours. Open 7 days a week 9:00 - 5:00. Call 252-482-2637 for information about guided tours, special events and programs. NCDCR

Historic Edenton Trolley Tour
Discover the rich history and architectural diversity of Edenton during a comprehensive 45-minute trolley tour thru the historic district. An experienced interpreter introduces you to the people and events that shaped the town - the prominent citizens of Edenton's Golden Age (1750-1800), the African American, builders, educators, and entrepreneurs of the post Civil War period, and the industrial rebirth of the town (1880s-1920s) - while you travel past the beautiful and varied architecture of the historic homes and buildings. Edenton tours

Edenton Bell Battery
Civil War: ''St. Paul,'' one of four cannon cast from bells donated by Edenton churches. The Edenton Bell Battery served throughout the war. The gun with a sign explaining its history is located in front of the Barker House at the foot of Broad Street.

Elizabeth City's Historic Districts Walking Tours
Elizabeth City
Self-guided tours of Elizabeth City's six National Register Historic Districts, including the largest number of brick antebellum commercial buildings in the state. Relive Elizabeth City's history by viewing early 19th- and 20th- century storefronts, homes and university buildings. Free tour brochures available from the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce, Museum of the Albemarle and Dismal Swamp Visitors Center. Elizabeth City online tours

ECSU Fine Arts Complex
Elizabeth City
Calendar full of multicultural arts and entertainment.

Episcopal Cemetery
Elizabeth City
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contains an important collection of gravestones and cast iron fences that illustrate funerary traditions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Although the oldest date on a headstone is 1724, the cemetery was officially founded in 1828. Free

Elizabeth City Horse and Carriage Tours
Elizabeth City
Carolina Carriages offers historic district and waterfront tours in downtown Elizabeth City, NC. Tours will be offered weekends in the late afternoons and early evenings.

Edmundson-Fox Memorial
Stone marker commemorates the spot where the first religious service on record was held in the Carolinas. William Edmundson, an English Quaker, presided over the service in 1672. Perquimans County Tourism

Elizabethan Gardens
A living memorial garden to the English colonists who came to America in 1584-1587. Designed by the renowned firm of Innocenti and Webel, it contains elements of 16th-century statuary, indigenous plants and herbs. Elizabethan Gardens

Elizabeth II
Cross a narrow gang-plank and experience 16th century shipboard life in motion. A 69 foot sailing vessel, representative of those sailed to the New World in 1585, awaits your discovery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. See Roanoke Island Festival Park for additional information. Elizabeth II

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
A begining chapter in the story of America is kept on the north end of Roanoke Island at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the place of England's first colonization efforts. Sir Walter Raleigh's explorers and colonists established settlements in this area in 1585 and 1587. The site is home to the nation's longest running outdoor symphonic drama The Lost Colony, staged during the summer at the park's Waterside Theatre. Also within the site is The Elizabeth Gardens, a year-round living memorial to England's first colonists. Fort Raleigh

Freedmen's Colony / Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony is recognized as a historic National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. A marker was erected in 2001 to designate the site of a permanent colony on Roanoke Island between 1862 and 1867. Most of its 3,000 residents had been slaves three years earlier in northeastern North Carolina. Today, there is a path through the woods north of Fort Raleigh that leads visitors to a commemorative park along Croatan Sound. ## Civil War: Freedmen's Colony set up after Union forces captured the island. Slaves escaping the mainland flocked to the protection of the Federal army. A formal colony was established in May 1863. Several units of Union troops were raised from the colony. Fort Raleigh

Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center
The Frisco Native American Museum seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of Native Americans from pre-history to the present through exhibits, programs, outreach activities, and special events. Collections include representative samples from a broad range of North American cultures and include one of the most significant collections of photographs and research on the Chirichiua Apache, the tribe of Geronimo, in the world. Efforts are made to encourage preservation of native artifacts through involvement in local archaeological digs. Natural history exhibits, trails, and classroom space are available to the public for educational programming. ## Features a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts and exhibits. Natural History Center includes educational displays, special films, live exhibits and a nature trail winding through beautiful maritime forest. Trail for visually-impaired persons

Freeman Hotel
Home of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and the Windsor Visitor's Center. Constructed in 1840s as a hotel and renovated for offices in 1980s. Greek Revival building with double portico and fanlighted gables; two of first-floor rooms have original tin walls and ceilings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free.

Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort
Hamilton, Martin County
Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort is a privately owned historic site open to the public April through the first weekend in November. The Fort Branch Battlefield Commission works to preserve and restore the fort and to interpret its heritage and historical significance. The First North Carolina Volunteers, a Civil War re-enactment group, uses Fort Branch for winter headquarters and battle drills, and the site is used for Civil War re-enactments and educational and curriculum-based programming in the community. Civil War: Confederates began fortifying this bluff 70 feet above a bend in the Roanoke River to help deter Union advances against the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and protect the construction site of the ironclad CSS Albemarle. Work on the fort, begun February 1862, was completed a year later. A December 1864 Union attack failed to capture the fort. Well preserved earthworks in this extensive fortification remain. Original cannon remain at the site. Well-preserved star-shaped Confederate earthen fort on Rainbow Banks overlooking the Roanoke River. Annual battle re-enactment the first weekend in November. Seven of the original cannons on display.

Gallery Row
Nags Head
Art galleries, jewelry, crafts.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Hatteras Village
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a public, non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the preservation, advancement, and presentation of maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer banks from the earliest periods of exploration, through colonization, to the present day with particular emphasis on the periods from 1524 to 1945. The museum preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets its collections of artifacts and other items for the benefit of the general public and specialized audiences. The museum seeks to inspire appreciation, encourage discovery, and promote an active, responsible understanding of the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks in relation to local history, US history, and the broader history of seafaring. ## A unique museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks and the 1,000 known shipwrecks that rest off this coast. Interior construction continues behind the scenes while a section of the Museum is open and a portion of its collections is on display. These include artifacts from diverse sources: The Huron, the Cibao, the captain's desk and ship's bell from the ghostship, the Carroll A. Deering , the wheel from the John Duke , assorted beach ''finds and salvaged cargo, medals from the King of Norway and special exhibit of General Billy Mitchell on Hatteras Island. ## Civil War: describe the Civil War events at or near the site including the capture of Forts Hatteras and Clark in 1861, the sinking of the USS Monitor in 1862 and other wartime shipwrecks in the area

Goose Creek Gameland
Opened and managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Goose Creek Gameland is a series of waterfowl impoundments, each about 200 acres in size on a peninsula on the south side of the Pamlico River between Aurora and Hobucken in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. The best time to observe waterfowl is from January 20 through February. The best time to see wading birds is from May to August. Impoundments are north and east of NC 33 and are best reached from several public launch sites nearby. The swamp forest is south and west of NC 33. Hunting occurs during fall, winter and April through May, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and holidays. The best time to visit the gameland is non-hunting days. Visitors will need a boat to see much of the area. The water can often be rough so boats 16 feet or longer are advised.

Goose Creek State Park
Nature beckons you to experience the mysterious wonders of marsh and swamp along the borders of the Pamlico River and Goose Creek. Canoe the unhurried creeks, fish on the shores of the Pamlico River or learn more about wetlands. Birders and hikers are welcome. ## Goose Creek State Park seeks to preserve and to educate the public about the plantlife, wildlife, and ecosystems of the Goose Creek, Mallard Creek, Flatty Creek, and Pamlico River area through educational programs, permanent and traveling exhibits in the Environmental Education Center, and ongoing conservation projects in partnership with regional and local organizations. Permanent collections include mounted specimens of many of the animal species found in and around Goose Creek State Park. A five minute film is available to introduce visitors to sights in the park. The park's newletter, The Waterline, can accessed on the NC State Parks website, Goose Creek State Park

Historic Hertford Walking Tour
This self-guided walking tour of this picturesque town takes you by exquisite waterfront homes, the historic 1828 Perquimans County Courthouse, and into the commercial district featuring antique stores and local cafes. Incorporated in 1758, the Historic Hertford District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a North Carolina Main Street community and was selected as one of just two heritage tourism pilot communities in North Carolina. Wander a bit through town and discover the community's waterfront parks, Municipal Park and Missing Mill Park. Enjoy a stroll along its boardwalk and piers. Perquimans County Tourism

Historic Hertford
Historic Hertford, incorporated in 1758, features waterfront homes and parks, antique and gift shops, cafes, bed & breakfast inns, and the historic Perquimans County Courthouse. The home of Jim ''Catfish'' Hunter, the town is a North Carolina Main Street community and was selected as one of just two heritage tourism pilot communities in North Carolina. Perquimans County Tourism

Historic Hope Foundation: Hope Plantation/King Bazemore House/Samuel Cox House/Margaret Long Tyler Library
The Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, owns and operates the Hope Plantation, the 1803 Palladian mansion of former North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818), and the King-Bazemore House, a 1763 structure significant for its gambrel roof and brink end walls, as well as a spacious visitor center and a small research library. Both homes are furnished with period pieces and are open to the public for tours and educational programs. The visitor center houses the library and some exhibits on the Stone family and 19th century Bertie County life and is available for meetings, programs, and social functions. Historic Hope Foundation maintains these facilities for the benefit of the public to illustrate and interpret agrarian life in eastern North Carolina 1760-1840 and the heritage of the Roanoke-Chowan Region. ## Hope Plantation is located in southern Bertie County on the edge of Roquist Pocosin, four miles west of Windsor, adjacent to NC Highway 308. It was a grant in the 1720s from the Lords Proprietors of the Carolina colony to the Hobson family. Zedekiah Stone, of New England, acquired the property in the late 1760s with his marriage to Elizabeth Shriver, the widow of the previous owner, Francis Hobson. In 1793, Zedekiah Stone gave the plantation to his and Elizabeth's son, David Stone (1770-1818). During David's ownership the plantation was further developed and prospered. After his death, the then 1,051 acre property was sold by his son in 1836. A precocious youth, David Stone was graduated, first in his class, from Princeton in 1788. His education and various fields of endeavor proved him, like Thomas Jefferson, to be an heir of the Eighteenth Century Enlightenment. By 1803 David Stone had built an impressive mansion at Hope to accommodate his wife, Hannah Turner, eleven children to be, his many guests and as a fulfillment of his interest in architecture and as a haven to pursue his other many interests. Built on an ''above ground'' basement, the Hope mansion portrays basic Palladian design with some neoclassical elements. The five bay facade features a pedimented double portico. The hipped roof is topped by a ''widow's walk'' surrounded by a Chinese Chippendale balustrade. The floor plan is adapted from Abraham Swann's ''The British Architect,'' a copy of which David Stone owned. The first floor rooms are entered from a center through hall. On the second floor are a large drawing room and a library, which housed Stone's 1,400 volumes. In addition to the main stair, a service stair runs from the basement to the attic. Hope was a self-contained plantation as was Stone's other plantation, Restdale, in Wake County. He owned at one time 8,000 acres in both Bertie and Wake. His estate inventory lists by name 138 slaves of African descent. At Hope he operated a water powered grist mill, a still, and, probably, as indicated by his inventory, a saw mill, a blacksmith shop, a cooper's shop and houses for spinning and weaving. His farm lands produced wheat, corn, oats, rye, flax, and cotton, for which he had a ''cotton machine.'' On his pastures he raised cattle, sheep and horses, in his woods he raised hogs, while his forests produced timer for the sawmill. David Stone was a member of the 1789 State convention at Fayetteville at which he voted to ratify the United States Constitution. By age 33, he had become an attorney, a Superior Court judge, and a member of the North Carolina General Assembly for a number of sessions. He also had been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the University of North Carolina on which he served the rest of his life. In addition to these honors, he had been elected to the United States Congress, in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Later, he served, again, as a Superior Court judge. In 1808, he was elected governor of North Carolina for two terms after which he returned to the United States Senate. Always interested in education, in his last years he established an academy in Wake County. David Stone's life was that of a planter, statesman, and scholar. Moved four miles from its original site to Hope is the 1763 King-Bazemore house, now ''one of only two gambrel roofed houses in North Carolina with brink end walls.'' Evidence indicates that the house is similar to the eighteenth century Hobson house which first stood at Hope. The King-Bazemore house and the Hope mansion represent a continuing agrarian culture during the Colonial and Federal periods in northeastern North Carolina. Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, owns and operates these two rare and outstanding buildings and approximately forty-five acres surrounding them to preserve and promote their historical, architectural and archaeological assets for their educational and recreational benefits to the visiting public. Visitors are first introduced to this historic site at the reception facilities in its Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center situated in the Hope Forest at Hope Plantation. Here, they receive background information on Hope and its environs through such educational tools as orientation films, exhibits, and the Hope Research library. In addition, the assembly room, classroom, 60-seat theater, and conference room are available for lectures, symposia, seminars, and workshops promoting the heritage of the area. The museum gift shop provides books and other supplementary material to complete the story of Hope and the Roanoke-Chowan region. Over a mile and a half of nature trails and picnic areas are available in the surrounding Hope Forest. Hope Plantation is on the Historic Albemarle Tour.

Hamilton Walking Tour
Hamilton, Martin County
See wonderfully restored homes, from Queen Anne to modest bungalows, in the National Register Residential Historic District of Hamilton, located on NC 125 North on the Roanoke River in northwestern Martin County. Many of the homes were built between 1830 and 1850. Martin County Tourism

Intracoastal Waterway
Camden County, Elizabeth City, Currituck County, Hyde County, Belhaven, Oriental, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach, Surf City, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach

Ironclad CSS Albemarle
Edenton, Plymouth
Civil War: the May 1864 battle between the ironclad CSS Albemarle and escorts and Union navy vessels waiting in the Albemarle Sound. The Confederates managed to damage several Union ships, then escaped back to its base in Plymouth. The town, like many in the area, contributed troops to both sides.

Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head
Rising 110 feet, Jockey's Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the east coast. Hiking, hang gliding, kite flying and sunset watching over Roanoke Sound. Facilities include picnic area, museum and auditorium.

Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern United States. It is an example of a medano-a huge hill of shifting sand that lacks vegetation. Long before the first European settlers, the Algonquian Indians inhabited the Outer Banks. Following its sighting by Spanish and French explorers, the ridge became an important landmark for mariners. Jockey's Ridge, which was in danger of being compromised by commercial development, was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1974 and became a State Park in 1975. Visitors to this park can enjoy nature trails, educational programs, a museum that interprets the natural and cultural history of the site, and recreational activities including hang gliding. Jockey's Ridge

Jennette's Fishing Pier
Nags Head
The oldest fishing pier on the Outer Banks provides a great fishing experience for the entire family. The main exhibit, ''Giants of the Sea,'' showcases state-record trophy fish mounts and five aquariums with indigenous fish species on display. The pier also houses an outpost for the North Carolina Aquarium Education Department, which offers a wide variety of coastal educational opportunities for children of all ages. Aquarium education classes run Monday - Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Kitty Hawk Kites
Nags Head
Known widely as the world's largest Hang Gliding School for over 25 years, Kitty Hawk Kites is the Outer Banks' Family Adventure Center. Try one of our many family adventures, on the water or off. Learn to Hang Glide over soft sand dunes or fly tandem with an instructor to 2000 ft. The Wright Brothers chose the Outer Banks for their first flight, so can you. More adventure activities available are Kite Surfing, the newest watersport phenomenon, Dolphin Tours on a 24-passenger Jet Boat, challenging Rock Climbing Walls, for all ages, and much more. Don't forget to check out one or all of our kite and toy stores, full of fun and adventure for the whole family. Kid's programs run throughout the summer, as well as many spectacular kiting and hang gliding events! Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve
Kitty Hawk
The Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve is an 1,800 acre protected area made up of both maritime deciduous forest, maritime swamp forest and fresh and brackish marsh ecosystems. The only maritime forest in the state dominated by the bald cypress. More Info: Kitty Hawk Woods

Little River
Between Elizabeth City and Hertford, on the border of Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties

Layden's Country Store
Built in 1883 as the Josiah Nicholson Store, Layden's has been a centerpiece of the Belividere community for over 100 years. Today, they are known for hand-stuffed sausages, excellent meats, hoop cheese, and all the things offered by an old-fashioned country store. Perquimans County Tourism

The Lost Colony
The Lost Colony Waterfront Theatre Waterside Theater has been the home of Paul Green's THE LOST COLONY since its inception in 1937. As the oldest outdoor symphonic dramas in America, THE LOST COLONY portrays the fascinating story of 117 men, women and children as they attempt to make a new home in an untamed land, then disappear without a trace. THE LOST COLONY has remained one of history's greatest mysteries for more than 400 years. Director Drew Scott Harris has woven Paul Green's dream into a tapestry of Elizabethan England and the world the colonists found on Roanoke Island. The classic love story - transcending English social boundaries - is at the center of Paul Green's American epic. Clashes with Indians, overcoming adversity, and the ability to still find humor in everyday life keep audiences - young and old - captivated. Lost Colony

Museum of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City
Permanent and temporary galleries feature the story of the people who have dwelled in the Albemarle region - from the Native Americans, to the first English-speaking colonists, to adventurers, farmers and fishermen. Regional museum branch of the North Carolina Museum of History. Free. ## The Museum of the Albemarle, a regional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History, promotes the understanding of history and material culture of the Albemarle region and for the state for the educational benefit of all people. Through regional collections, historical interpretation and professional assistance, the museum encourages citizens and visitors to explore and understand the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve regional history for future generations. The museum collects items with connection to Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties. ## Civil War: Civil War exhibit describes area events including the Battle of South Mills. Includes artifacts from the battlefield.

Port Discover
Elizabeth City
A downtown spot for learning something new; Port Discover, Northeastern North Carolina's Center for Hands-On Science. On East Main St., the science center is well worth a visit. In addition to displays and exhibits that allow kids and adults to check out the world of science all around them, the center offers programs for toddlers, elementary school-age children, and special monthly offerings

Mariners Wharf
Elizabeth City
Experience legendary hospitality on the Intracoastal Waterway. The wharf offers free dockage for 48 hours at one of the 14 complimentary boat slips. The Rose Buddies greet each boat with a rose and a warm invitation to experience Elizabeth City and the Albemarle region. Free. Rose Buddies

Missing Mill Park
Located just a few walking blocks from downtown Historic Hertford and on the beautiful Perquimans River, Missing Mill Park offers a nature boardwalk, picnic tables, canoe & kayak launch and fishing pier. Perquimans County Tourism

Morningstar Nature Refuge
Williamston, Martin County
Privately owned and operated refuge open by appointment only daily, yearround afternoons from 2 p.m. Points of interest incude museum and visitor's center, observatory, research lab and nature library, eight short educational trails, feeding station, trees, plants and shrubs identified. Located in migratory flyway with over 250 species documented. Programs created for one-on-one and small groups. Larger adult clubs and groups accepted.

National Fish Hatchery
Walking trails and ponds in back assessible for visitors. An addition of an educational facility has been built where conferences for up to 40 people can take place. Features new aquarium and exhibits for everyone to enjoy. The Hatchery is located on West Queen Street and is part of the Charles Kuralt Trail. Edenton National Fish Hatchery

Newbold-White House: A Colonial Quaker Homestead
From its location on the Perquimans River, the Newbold-White House tells the story of Abraham and Judith Sanders, a colonial Quaker family. Dating to 1730, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is authentically restored and features period furnishings, enormous fireplaces, pine woodwork and a winding corner stair. Period furnishings help recapture the rugged charm of early 18th-century life. A seasonal garden features herbs and flowering plants used by early settlers for dying, medicinal purposes, culinary uses and decoration. The Newbold-White House hosts a number of events during the year including the annual Hearth and Harvest Festival, the second weekend of September. The Museum Shop features an eclectic array of merchandise including locally handmade toys, pottery, jewelry and books on local history. A picnic site is available. The site is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ## The Newbold-White House is the oldest brick house North Carolina. It stands exactly where Abraham Saunders, a Quaker farmer and merchant, built it in 1730 on a small rise overlooking the Perquimans River. The expansive grounds feature a Quaker gravesite dating to the 1600's, a period seasonal herb garden, and a large visitors center. The Perquimans County Restoration Association, as the directing body of the Newbold-White House, is a non-profit educational association that strives to foster in Perquimans County, the surrounding area, and throughout the US, a respect and reverence for the past by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Perquimans County from its Native American occupation until the present with specific emphasis on the period 1730-1750's.

Northeast Dragway
One-eighth mile dragway featuring Saturday evening races from March 16 through November. Friday evening races scheduled during summer months. Perquimans County Tourism

North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island
The North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island, located in the historic George Washington Creef Boathouse is a working boat shop where volunteers and staff take on projects including small craft restoration, exhibit design, and new boat construction. The shop has restored several traditional sailing watercraft that, in season, grace the waters of Shallowbag Bay in front of the museum. The Boathouse namesake, George Washington Creef, was a local builder who developed a unique style of workboat called a Shad boat for the surrounding waters of the Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound. The Shad boat is designated as the State Boat of North Carolina. The museum exhibits a number of small watercraft representing the region's maritime history - an 1883 Creef Shad boat, spritsail skiffs, and a 1948 Davis Runabout - and offers a variety of educational programs. NCDCR

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve
Nags Head Kill Devil Hills
A 1,400 acre maritime forest with over five miles of hiking trails, visitor's information center. Visitors to the preserve can explore Nags Head Woods on one of six different hiking trails that vary in length and difficulty.
Nags Head Woods

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is situated on 14 acres of property overlooking the Croatan Sound. North Carolina's largest saltwater facility, the 68,000-square-foot building houses aquariums ranging from 300 gallons to 285,00 gallons, two touch tanks, interactive exhibits, classrooms, meeting rooms, research space, a large auditorium and a gift shop. Outside are nature trails and a shoreline boardwalk with observation decks and mounted telescopes. The Aquarium seeks to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments through exhibits, programs, and informal learning opportunities. ## The aquarium's variety of exhibits promise to educate and entertain visitors. Journey through coastal freshwaters, see largemouth and striped bass, river otters and the American alligators. Explore saltwater habitats from grass flats to Gulf Stream waters. Gently stroke a stingray or a hermit crab at the touch tanks. Watch hundreds of fish flash by the 35-foot long viewing window of the 285,000-gallon ''Graveyard of the Atlantic'' tank. Sharks and sea turtles cruise by only inches away. History buffs will marvel at the one-third scale replica of the USS Monitor. Step into ''Storms'', and take an inside, personal look at Outer Banks hurricanes and nor'easters. Get face to face with an electric eel, giant tarantula, black widow spider, venomous snakes and lionfish in the, ''Bite, Shock, Sting'' exhibit. Special activities daily. Open year-round at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Thankgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

NCDOT Ferry System: Hatteras / Ocracoke
Hatteras Island - Ocracoke Island
NC Department Of Transportation Ferry System North Carolina Ferry System

NCDOT Ferry System: Bayview / Aurora
Bath - Aurora
NC Department Of Transportation Ferry System Feel the wind on your cheeks as you breeze across the Pamlico River on this short ferry route. The ferry makes travel on the Pamlico River from the northern shore to the southern shore an adventure. North Carolina Ferry System

North Carolina Estuarium
Explore science, art, nature and history where the rivers meet the sea at the Pamlico/Tar River estuary. Seasonal river tours are available and groups are welcome (reservations suggested for groups.) ## The North Carolina Estuarium is a unique combination of science museum, history museum, and educational center. Its mission is to promote sustainable community-driven economic well being and stewardship in the Albemarle-Pamlico region through environmental education and nature-based and cultural tourism. The Estuarium defines and interprets the historical and modern day significance of the estuary through interactive exhibits including native living creatures, environmental artworks, creative audio-visual components, historic artifacts, K-12 educational programs, games, and activities, and river excursions aboard ECU's Aqualab. North Carolina Estuarium

North Carolina's First Confederate Memorial
In 1888, Beaufort County became the first in the state to erect a monumnet honoring its Confederate dead. The monument, a replica of a Confederate soldier placed on a granite pedestal, now stands on the crest of a hill in Oakdale Cemetery. It was originally placed on the slight elevation where Water Street turns into MacNair Street, a location chosen so that ships coming up the Pamlico River would get, as their first glimpse of the town, the Confederate soldier on his pedestal. When a new railroad station was built and railroad activity changed the character of the location, the town decided to move the statue to the new cemetery.

NCDOT Ferry System: Sans Souci Ferry
One of the last two-car inland ferries in the state. Guided by a cable stretched across the river. Ride gives visitor a sense of nature at its best. Saves about 20 miles for locals who want to get to the other side of the Cashie River and could be a shortcut to the Outer Banks for travelers. Free. Sans Souci Ferry

Old Neck Rural Historic District
This National Register Historic District and the surrounding county features beautiful historic plantation homes in the county's traditional agricultural setting. Included in the district are: Land's End, circa 1835; Fletcher-Skinner-Nixon House, circa 1815; Cove Grove, circa 1830; and Stockton, circa 1840. Perquimans County Tourism

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Oregon Inlet
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is a full service marina and the home of many of the famed Outer Banks sportfishing charter fleet. A wide variety of fishing options are available. Anglers can choose from off shore trips for marlin, tuna and dolphin; inshore trips for amberjack or rockfish; or head boat. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Outer Banks History Center
In July 1986 Outer Banks historian and businessman David Stick donated his personal library, an extensive private collection of North Caroliniana, to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Utilizing this core collection, the department built a unique, regional research facility in Manteo-the Outer Banks History Center or OBHC. Although the holdings of the OBHC are a preeminent source of information about the Outer Banks, they also address many historical, cultural, economic, governmental, and scientific topics pertaining to North Carolina and to neighboring states. Outer Banks History Center

Outer Banks Fishing Tournament Calendar
Events and Tournaments
Offshore and inshore tournaments. Surf fishing.

Outer Banks Scenic Byway
Ocracoke Island
The Outer Banks Scenic Byway is one of 44 Scenic Byways that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has designated to give visitors and residents a chance to experience a bit of North Carolina history, geography and culture while raising awareness for the protection and preservation of these treasures. From Whalebone Junction on the Outer Banks of NC, this 111 miles byway travels south along North Carolina Highway 12, on bridges and ferries across several inlets, and ending in Beaufort, NC. The Hyde County portion of this byway begins as you board the free ferry on Hatteras Island and ends on Ocracoke Island as you board a toll ferry to Cedar Island. The crossing time for the Hatteras Inlet to Ocracoke Island is about 35 minutes. The present Hatteras Inlet opened in 1846. Notice the wild horses while following North Carolina Highway 12 for 13 miles along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore across Ocracoke Island to the village of Ocracoke. The animals are Banker Ponies, descendants of horses brought by early explorers on ships wrecked in the Atlantic. A herd also is maintained on the islands south of Beaufort. Ocracoke was first called Wococon in the 1500s (when it was an Indian village) and has since gone through a series of names derived from the Algonquian for ''enclosed place.'' One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the Atlantic is located on Silver Lake, a tidal basin and harbor in the village of Ocracoke. The 75-foot tall Ocracoke Island Lighthouse was built in 1823 and is the only operational lighthouse within a town. The Ocracoke Inlet, once North Carolina's primary trade inlet, was the site of the death of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, who was killed on November 22, 1718. From Ocracoke Inlet, the Cedar Island ferry to Carteret County is a 2.5 hour ride to continue the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, or travel the Alligator River or Pamlico Scenic Byways by taking the toll ferry to Swan Quarter. Hyde County

Pasquotank River
Elizabeth City, Camden County

Perquimans Arts League Gallery
Gallery featuring artwork, jewelry and crafts from local artisans. Shows scheduled throughout the year. Operated by the Perquimans Arts League, a not-for-profit organization. Located in the historic Hall of Fame Square in downtown Hertford Perquimans County Tourism

Perquimans River
Perquimans River

Periauger: An 18th Century Sailing Vessel
A long-lost colonial sailing vessel is docked in Hertford Harbor. While a replica, this double-masted 30-foot boat is the only known example of the most common colonial workboats from the period. The Periauger will eventually relocate to its homeport at the Newbold-White Hosue Historic Site.

Perquimans Antique Trail
Perquimans County is a favorite hunting ground for antique enthusiasts. With more than a dozen dealers, you won't go home empty-handed. To start the treasure hunt, pickup a copy of the Antiques Guide of the Albemarle at the Perquimans County and Town of Hertford Visitor Center or merchants in the county. Perquimans County Tourism

Perquimans Village
Perquimans Village is a collection of historic, pre-Civil War local structures. Four of the buildings are used for a Bed and breakfast. More Info

Pirate's Cove Marina
Between Nags Head and Manteo
Charter boats run out of Pirate's Cove for off-shore fishing trips in the Gulf Stream, or shorter in-shore and near-shore fishing trips. Go see the daily catch! The marina is also the site of many fishing tournaments during the year. Pirates Cove Marina

Pamlico Sound
Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, Cedar Island, Oriental

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe, Visitor Center 4 miles south of Inlet. 6,000-acre refuge, haven for 365+ bird species. Observation platforms, parking. Bird walks, summer adult, children's programs; bird walks spring, summer, fall. Life-Saving Station kiosk, parking area south of Visitor Center. Guided canoe tours are available for a fee. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge">

Pantego Academy Historical Museum
Pantego, near Belhaven
The museum located in the oldest school house in Beaufort County. Academy building was established in 1874, it became Pantego High School in 1907. Academy is on National register of Historic places. Preservation of the building and creating a museum for the Beaufort county ares is being done by the Pantego Academy Historical Museum Inc. , a non-profit association. Displays of early way of life, farming, lumbering, home and hearth are exhibits ready for veiwing. Other exhibits include 2 restored class room and Pantego High School artifacts. And Eva Blount Way of the Belhaven Museum DID attend school in our building! Located in the heart of Pantego on Academy street. Check website for hours.

Pamlico River
Washington, Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Hyde County

Pungo River
Belhaven, Hyde County

Historic Plymouth
Historic Plymouth, on the south bank of the Roanoke River in northeastern North Carolina, played an important role as a major port in bygone years. The town was laid out in 1787 and designated as a Port of Entry. It had its own Customs House and a collector. Shipments of cypress shingles, lumber and other wood products and agricultural produce to the northern ports of Norfolk, Baltimore, New York and Boston as well as the West Indies made it prosper until the outbreak of the Civil War. That same prominence as a shipping center made it in great demand during the Civil War, sought by both Union and Confederate forces. The sinking of the confederate ironclad the C. S. S. RAM Albemarle on October 27, 1864 preceded today's reenactments of the many nearby battles of the war. On April 14, 1898 a raging fire destroyed most of the commercial district, but you'll find today's historic district down shady lanes amongst the dogwoods, azaleas and crepe myrtles. Begin your visit at the Port O'Plymouth Museum on Water Street. Walking tours and a waterfront boardwalk are available. Historic Plymouth is on the Historic Albemarle Tour.

Port-O-Plymouth Museum
History museum featuring Civil War Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864. NC's second largest battle and last major southern victory of the war. Bullet shell and artifact collections. Considered one of the top 10 Civil War tour sites in the Carolinas. Artifacts on CSS Ram Albemarle (ironclad) sunk at Plymouth in October 1864. Displays and information on Union Occupation from 1862 -1864. ## Civil War: Tells the story of Plymouth during the Civil War including the Union occupation and the battle in April 1864. Special attention is paid to the famous Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle, its successful exploits against the Union fleet and its sinking Oct. 27, 1864. Scale model of the Albemarle is anchored nearby. ## The Port-O-Plymouth Museum has a growing collection of Civil War artifacts as well as other items related to the history of Washington County in other eras. This institution has an active research component and has compiled several databases of information on Washington County's Civil War servicemen both Union and Confederate as well as on other topics.

Pettigrew State Park
An angler's paradise, this park is the home of Lake Phelps, a 16,600-acre natural lake; a virgin forest; and recreational facilities including a family campground, group camping, trails, picnic areas, boat ramp, exhibits, fishing pier and play fields. Ideal for shallow draft sailboats, canoeing and windsurfing. View displays of prehistoric Indian culture in the exhibit hall or visit nearby Somerset Place, a state historic site. Free. Fee for camping. ## Pettigrew State Park borders Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge including Phelps Lake. The site of James Johnston Pettigrew's family home, the Pettigrew family cemetery, and Somerset Place State Historic Site are all located inside the perimeters of the park. The park's public collections include two Algonquian dugout canoes excavated from Phelps Lake. Pettigrew State Park

Roanoke Adventure Museum
Want to dress up in a suit of armor or Native American garb? Family adventure begins in The Rogues Gallery located in the huge Roanoke Adventure Museum where you can explore daily life in the early colonial English settlements. Roanoke Adventure Museum

Roanoke Island Festival Park
Homeport of Elizabeth II, a 16th century representative sailing vessel. Experience a working Settlement Site, Adventure Museum with 400 years of Outer Banks history, Art Gallery, Museum Store, performing arts, summer children's series and boardwalks through natural marshes. ••• Roanoke Island Fesitival Park, a 27-acre North Carolina State Site and cultural center, is a celebration of history, education and the arts. Step aboard the Elizabeth II, a representative 16th century sailing vessel with garbed interpreters. Visit with soldiers in the Settlement Site. The Roanoke Adventure Museum explores 400 years of Outer Bank history. Learn how the arrival of the English Colonists changed the lives of the Native American inhabitants forever by watching the 50 minute docudrama, The Legend of Two-Path. View a new artist each month in The Art Gallery. Visit the Museum Store, which is overflowing with unique gifts inspired by the English whose first attempts at colonization in the New World were on Roanoke Island. Stroll our boardwalks, through natural marshes, and get up close to nature and observe its hidden pristine beauty and quiet surroundings. The North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island, just a block away, features a working boathouse and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. The screw-pile light is a reproduction of one that stood near the site. A permanent display is provided on the history of the light. ••• Civil War: museum includes a very good Civil War display with maps, artifacts and some interesting stories about the February 1862 battle for the island and other war-time events in the area. Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Marsh
Manteo, Wanchese

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Marshes LighthouseThe lighthouse contains exhibits highlighting Roanoke Island's maritime heritage, including a history of the Marshes Lighthouse and its keepers. The original screw-pile lighthouse was located in Croatan Sound on the west side of Roanoke Island. Built in 1877, it was decommissioned by the US Coast Guard in 1955. Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Red Wolf
Red Wolf  Information, artifacts and merchandise dealing with red wolves. Seasonal howling safaris on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

More about the Red Wolf at ARNWR

Roanoke River Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
Replicated on the waterfront in Historic Plymouth, the lighthouse allows one to experience life as a lighthouse keeper. It has been built to look as it did from 1866-1885. Climb to the top and experience a most beautiful view of the Roanoke River. Roanoke River Lighthouse

Roanoke/Cashie River Center
Focus on the vast floodplain and bottomland swamp system of the lower Roanoke basin. Historic items on the center property, including an ''in situ'' brick vault, a 150-year-old grave marker, and an outbuilding from a historic home what will house various artifacts, allow for interpretation of the Windsor area's past. ## The Partnership for the Sounds seeks to promote sustainable, community driven economic well-being and stewardship in the Albemarle-Pamlico Region through environmental education and nature-based and cultural tourism. Specifically, the Roanoke-Cashie River Center features a natural area and park with a boardwalk and canoe/small boat access to the Cashie River on the premises, an amphitheater for special events, exhibits of historical artifacts, science and nature displays, and educational programming on the history, heritage, and natural resources of the Roanoke and Cashie River area.

Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1989, the refuge is home to animals such as deer, otter, beaver, muskrat, and black bear, as well as more than 191 species of migrating birds. Informal trail systems are open to the public for hiking and birdwatching, including the new Charles Kuralt Trail which opened in spring 2000; some of the trails and refuge are only accessible by boat. Hunting by special permit only. Refuge is closed to public during permitted hunts for safety reasons. Special wildlife observation areas along Hwy.13/17 are available seasonably. Special fishing regulations apply in selected tributaries within the refuge boundaries. Fishing is permitted in the Roanoke River proper. Owned and operated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

Roanoke River Paddle Trail & Canoe Camping Platforms
Jamesville, Martin County
An emerging destination in northeast North Carolina, the Lower Roanoke River and its tributaries offer a unique wilderness experience for kayakers and canoeists. Meandering through the Coastal plain to the Atlantic Ocean, the Roanoke spreads out through the largest intact bottomland hardwood swamp forest east of the Mississippi. The area is home to black bear, river otter, white-tail deer, bobcat, beaver, and mink. Over 200 bird species have been identified including bald eagles. It is a birdwatcher's paradise. The River is renowned for its abundance of striped bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, lunker catfish, gar and bowfin. Thousand year-old bald cypress trees and towering tupelos form a lush canopy overhead. Seven camping platforms off the river have been completed as part of Phase One of the development of this water trail by Roanoke River Partners. To complete Phase One, three more platforms will be constructed between Hamilton, Plymouth and up the Cashie River to Windsor with nearly 140 miles of water trail linking the platforms. Phase Two will extend the paddle camping trail up to Roanoke Rapids, increasing the trail total to 200+ miles. Reservations for the Trail can be made at Roberson's Marina in Jamesville. Visitors will be educated about the trail system, and will sign a liability waiver and a ''pack-in and pack-out'' waste policy agreement to be used with the platforms. A per-person rental fee is paid to hold the reservation and receive a permit. Call 252-794-6501 to reserve a platform and visit us at

Roanoke River Basin
Windsor, Halifax County, Martin County, Northampton County, Plymouth

Roanoke River: Devil's Gut Preserve
Martin County

Roanoke River
Windsor, Halifax County, Martin County, Northampton County, Plymouth

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
North Carolina's oldest church and in our oldest town! Still in use today. NCDCR

Somerset Place State Historic Site
Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation dating from 1785. Beginning in 1829, this was home to two generations of the Collins family-Josiah Collins III, his wife Mary, and their six sons. It was also home to more than three hundred enslaved men, women, and children of African decent whose lives and work are interpreted here as well. Somerset Place offers an insightful view of plantation life during the antebellum period. ## Somerset Place is an antebellum plantation offering an insightful view of life before the Civil War. It is one of North Carolina's most significant African American (African-American) heritage sites. During its existence (1785-1865) it encompassed 100,000 acres and became one of North Carolina's most prosperous rice, corn and wheat plantations and home to more than three hundred slaves and the Collins Family, the wealthy planters. Eighty of the slaves were brought to Somerset directly from thier West African homeland in 1786 due to their firsthand knowledge of rice cultivation Guided tours are available of the site including the Collins mansion and a reconstructed slave cabin. ## Civil War: Once one of the most prosperous plantations in the state, Somerset Place extended to more than 100,00 acres and maintained 300 slaves during its 1785-1865 lifespan. The house has been preserved, offering information about both planter and slave cultures before the war. NCDCR

St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Hamilton, Martin County
Circa 1881, the church is one of the most outstanding examples of frame Victorian Gothic architecture in eastern North Carolina. While the congregation has been inactive since the 1960s, the building remains consecrated and its preservation remains guided by the Historic Hamilton Commission Inc. Martin County Tourism

Skewarkee Rail Trail
Williamston, Martin County
A mile-long paved biking and walking trail from downtown Williamston to the Roanoke River waterfront. First rail trail in northeastern North Carolina. Martin County Tourism

Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center
Williamston, Martin County
The first facility in Eastern North Carolina designed primarily for equestrian and livestock events, this multi-event, yearround complex features a coliseum, Meeting Center, covered outdoor riding ring, lunging rings and four barns. The Coliseum is 110,000 square-foot fully enclosed indoor show arena with seating capacity of 7,000 people. Also hosts farm shows, boat shows, expos, car shows and more. The Meeting Center has 10,380 square feet of meeting and assembly areas perfect for trade shows, receptions, seminars, banquets, meetings and educational seminars. Rooms seat 125; Halls seat up to 250; total capacity 1,000. NCAGR

St. James Place
Robersonville, Martin County
Restored Primitive Baptist Church serving as a museum for folk art, quilts, furniture and pottery. Contains original furnishings, over 100 North Carolina quilts and over 600 pieces of North Carolina pottery. The church is a quaint, pristine example of late, clapboard revival architecture. Open by appointment. Call 800-776-8566 for more information. Martin County Tourism

TCOM Aerostat
Elizabeth City
Visitors wishing to tour the facility will get the opportunity to learn about the US Navy's lighter-than-air history in Elizabeth City as well as view the company's plant.

U.S. Coast Guard Complex
Elizabeth City
Tours of the nation's largest Coast Guard base's Aircraft Repair & Supply Center each Wednesday or by appointment. Elizabeth City USCG

US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility
The Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility, located north of Duck on Hwy. 12, helps scientists study the ocean processes. Summer tours are offered mid June thru mid August. Field Research Facilty

US Weather Bureau Station
Hatteras Village
Operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau as the Hatteras Welcome Center, the center provides information on attractions, events and directions. Built in 1901, it was the first U.S. Weather Bureau Station. US Weather Bureau Station

Winfall National Register Historic District
A historic crossroads community featuring an old-time post office and important historic properties.

Winfall Landing Park
Waterfront park in the community of Winfall featuring picnic area and boardwalk ideal for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Adjacent town office building has space available for private gatherings.

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Kill Devil Hills
Monument to the Wright Brothers at the National Memorial Site of the world's first controlled powered flights by the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903. Museum exhibits, reproduction of the 1903 airplane and 1902 glider. Monument to the Wright Brothers, reproduction of living quarters and hangar. First flight grounds. Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wanchese Fishing Village
Visit the quaint village of Wanchese (on the south end of Roanoke Island) and watch fresh fish and seafood being packed and shipped around the world. Wanchese

Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park
The only Federal, State and County-financed project devoted entirely to the seafood processing and fishing industries. Where large sport fishing boats and trawlers are built and repaired. Wanchese

Historic Washington Walking Tour
Step back in time as you enjoy this self-guided walking tour through Washington's Historic District including 18 antebellum buildings. This area is considered the ''cradle of the city.'' And this area is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.

Historic Washington Visitors Center
An easily accesible location just off Highway 17 and Main Street. Information about Historic Washington and the surrounding area is available at this site year round.

Historic Windsor
Created by the Colonial Assembly in 1768, New Windsor was established on the site known as Gray's Lading where William Gray had offered 100 acres for a town. Today, the National Register Historic District encompasses that same area. A scenic boardwalk from the Cashie-Roanoke River Interpretive Center to the Cashie River Bridge borders the waterfront that was once a busy port with a customs house and a branch of the State Bank serving West Indian and coastal water trade. Artifacts from the archaeological dig authorized by the NC Deparment of Transportation in 1996 at the site of the Chowan River Bridge on US 17 North are displayed in a small museum at the Interpretive Center where artifacts confirm once speculative evidence that earlier permanent settlement in North Carolina was in what is today known as Bertie County on a point between the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers and the Albemarle Sound. Bricks from the cellar of a home that once stood on that site have been removed and reassembled at the center. A self-guided walking tour through the Historic District encompasses the area of the town as it was first laid out in 1768 and includes the traditional commercial district and the oldest residential section of the town where some of the houses date to the 18th century. Two early churches, Cashie Baptist and Windsor United Methodist Church which have been modernized stand on the original sites. Grave markers in the church yard cemeteries attract genealogists regularly. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, built in 1839, retains most of its original architecture. Sandy Point Baptist Church just acress the Cashie River on US 17 North was formed in 1835, but the original structure is much older. The framework of the church was constructed in 1776 as a house of worship for the congregation of Cashie Baptist which included both blacks and whites. The building and grounds were purchased by members of the black congregation who had founded Sandy Point Missionary Baptist Chruch when the white congregation moved to Windsor. Other points of interest in the town include the Livermon Park and Mini-Zoo, the Cashie Wetlands Walk, and the Tuscarora Indian Musuem and the 19th century Freeman Hotel which houses the office of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Historic Windsor is on the Historic Albemarle Tour.

Wright Brothers Mural
Williamston, Martin County
Circa 1940 mural painted by Philip von Saltza of Maine hangs above the Postmaster's office in the US Post Office in Williamston. Entitled ''First Flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk,'' the scene is set on the beach showing Orville and Wilbur Wright with their plane, a bicycle and hovering gulls - ''the perfect flying machine'' according to von Salza. The work was commissioned through the US Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. von Saltza won a contest in 1939 in which 1,475 designs were submitted to the Fine Arts Section for small post offices in rural areas. von Saltza chose the subject due to Williamston's relatively close proximity to Kitty Hawk. (About a two hour drive). Martin County Tourism

Williamston Walking Tour
Williamston, Martin County
Close to 75 properties are highlighted in the self-guided walking tour in two National Register historic districts in Williamston. Containing a number of structures designed by well-known Benton & Benton Architects of Wilson Martin County Tourism

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