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1   Beaufort Historic Site
2   Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum
3   Elizabeth II State Historic Site
4   Fort Fisher Historic Museum
5   Fort Macon State Park
6   Fort Raleigh National Historical Site
  Great Smoky Mountains National Park
8   Great Smoky Mountains National Park
9   Historic Bethabara Park
10 Historic Halifax State Historic Site
11 Historic Latta Plantation
12 Historic Stagville
13 Horne Creek Farm
14 Liberty Hall Historical Commission
15 Mordecai Historic Park
16 Oconaluftee Indian Village
17 Old Salem
18 Poplar Grove Plantation
19 Reed Gold Mine Historic Site
20 Roanoke Island Festival Park
21 Somerset Place
22 Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site
23 Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
24 USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
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Beaufort Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Located on a block in the middle of a 12 block Historic District, the site contains four restored and furnished houses, courthouse, jail, apothecary and doctors office, tours given by costumed interpretersAddress
100 Block Turner Street
PO Box 1709
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
General Location:
Closest City:  Jacksonville, NC (50 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 70
Closest Airport:  Wilmington ILM

Contact
Phone 919 728-5225
Toll free 800 575-7483
Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Home of the creator of one of the first tobacco product manufacturers, featuring activities that demonstrate tobacco farming and manufacturing techniques. Included are the main houseAddress
2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, North Carolina 27705
General Location:
Closest City:  Durham
Closest Interstate:  I-85 exit 175
Closest Airport:  Raleigh-Durham Intl RDU


Contact
Phone 919 477-5498
Elizabeth II State Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Island Park contains the berth of the Elizabeth II sailing vessel, with costumed interpreters spinning sea yarns.Address
1 Festival Park
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
General Location:
Closest City:  Virginia Beach VA (100 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 64
Closest Airport:  Norfolk, VA ORF


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Phone 252 473-6662

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Fort Fisher Historic Museum Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Confederate Fort which protected Wilmington harbor from Federal blockade until January 1865. Remnants of defensive works that once included one mile of sea defense and 1/3 mile of land defenseAddress
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S
PO Box 169
Kure Beach, North Carolina 28449
General Location:
Closest City:  Wilmington NC (15 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 421
Closest Airport:  Wilmington International ILM


Contact
Phone 910 458-5538
Fort Macon State Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Five sided brick fort with 26 casemates, powder magazine, cannon emplacements, inner parade ground, museum and some restored rooms.Address
East Fort Macon Road
PO Box 127
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512
General Location:
Closest City:  Jacksonville (45 mi)
Closest Interstate:  SR 56, US 70
Closest Airport:  New Bern EWN


Contact
Phone 252 726-3775
Fort Raleigh National Historical Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: 1585 fort of the "Lost Colony" reconstructed after archaeological investigation.Address
1401 National Park Dr
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
General Location:
Closest City:  Virginia Beach VA (100 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 64
Closest Airport:  Norfolk, VA ORF


Contact
Phone 252 473-5772

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park  Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: One of seven visitor centers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this is adjacent to the Mountain Farm Museum with a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, and other farm buildings. Address
Oconaluftee Visitor Center
2 Mi N of Cherokee on US 441
Oconaluftee Visitor Center, North Carolina
General Location:
Closest City:  Knoxville, TN (65 mi); Asheville (65 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 421
Closest Airport:  Knoxville, TN TYS


Contact
Phone 865 436-1200
Great Smoky Mountains National Park  Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Cades Cove is on an 11 mile road loop. The Cable Mill is a working mill and the center of the largest group of restored structures in the park. Farming is still permitted Address
Cades Cove Visitor Center
Cades Cove Visitor Center, North Carolina
General Location:
Closest City:  Knoxville, TN (45 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 321 to US 421
Closest Airport:   Knoxville, TN TYS


Contact
Phone 865 436-1200
Historic Bethabara Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Several buildings and a palisade fort are located on the grounds of the 175 acre wildlife preserve, as well as colonial and medicinal gardens Address
2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
General Location:
Closest City:  Winston-Salem
Closest Interstate:  between SR 67 and US 52
Closest Airport:  Greensboro Piedmont Triad Intl GSO


Contact
Phone 336 924-8191

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10  Historic Halifax State Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Early Roanoke River settlement played an active part in the American Revolution and remained prosperous until bypassed by the railroads in the 1830s. Address
25 Saint David
PO Box 406
Halifax, North Carolina 27839
General Location:
Closest City:  Raleigh (80 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 301; SR 903 to I-95 exit 169
Closest Airport:  Raleigh-Durham Intl RDU


Contact
Phone 252 583-7191
11  Historic Latta Plantation Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Restored federal era plantation house in 1000 acre nature preserve. Main house, Store house, slave cabin, 11 outbuildings, costumed interpreters, cotton field, animalsAddress
5225 Sample Rd
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
General Location:
Closest City:  Charlotte (15 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-77
Closest Airport:  Charlotte Douglas CLT


Contact
Phone 704 875-2312
12  Historic Stagville Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Remnants of one of the largest pre-Civil War plantations. Several original structures remain, including the Bennehan house, Horton Grove with four small houses that once held 80 slavesAddress
5825 Old Oford Hwy
PO Box 71217
Bahama, North Carolina 27953
General Location:
Closest City:  Durham (15 mi)
Closest Major Road: Bahama Rd to US 501
Closest Airport:  Raleigh Durham Intl RDU


Contact
Phone 919 620-0120

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13  Horne Creek Farm Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: A site in progress which is trying to reconstruct the physical environment and work cycle of a family farm. Archaeologists are still busy investigating the siteAddress
320 Hauser Rd
Pinnacle, North Carolina 27043
General Location:
Closest City:  Winston-Salem (25 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 52
Closest Airport:  Greensboro Piedmont Triad Intl GSO


Contact
Phone 336 325-2298
14  Liberty Hall Historical Commission Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Main house, 10 outbuildings, gardens.Address
409 S Main St
PO Box 634
Kenansville, North Carolina 28349
General Location:
Closest City:  Jacksonville (45 mi)
Closest Interstate:  SR 11 to SR 903 to I-40 exit 373
Closest Airport:  New Bern EWN


Contact
Phone 910 296-2175
Toll free 800 755-1755
15  Mordecai Historic Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: A collection of historic structures featuring a plantation house, an early Raleigh office building, church, and the house in which President Andrew Johnson was born.Address
1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27694
General Location:
Closest City:  Raleigh
Closest Interstate:  US 401, I-440
Closest Airport:  Raleigh-Durham Intl RDU


Contact
Phone 919 834-4844

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16  Oconaluftee Indian Village Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Replica of an 18th century Cherokee community. Cherokee guides explain their history and culture, and artisans engage in crafts such as pottery, canoe making, and molded clay potteryAddress
PO Box 398
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
General Location:
Closest City:  Asheville (65 mi)
Closest Interstate:  I-40 via US 441
Closest Airport:  Asheville AVL


Contact
Phone 828 497-2315
17  Old Salem Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Community planned by the Moravians. Several buildings are open as interpreted sites which require tour tickets, other buildings are open to the public with merchants in them, and additional museums Address
600 S Main St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
General Location:
Closest City:  Winston-Salem
Closest Interstate:  US 52, I-40
Closest Airport:  Greensboro Piedmont Triad Intl GSO



Contact
Phone 336-721-7300
Toll free 888 653-7253
18  Poplar Grove Plantation Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Peanut plantation, with the "Big House", outside kitchen, tenant farmer's cabin, craft shops, and farm equipment.Address
10200 US Highway 17
Wilmington, North Carolina 28411
General Location:
Closest City:  Wilmington
Closest Interstate:  US 421, I-40
Closest Airport:  Wilmington New Hanover County ILM


Contact
Phone 910 686-4868

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19  Reed Gold Mine Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Reconstructed 1890's stamp mill and restored underground gold mine tunnels from the 1830s. Above ground is a visitor center with exhibits on gold mining and a film about North Carolina's gold minesAddress
9621 Reed Mine Rd
Stanfield, North Carolina 28163
General Location:
Closest City:  Charlotte (30 mi)
Closest Interstate:  SR 200 to US 601, I-85
Closest Airport:  Charlotte Douglas CLT


Contact
Phone 704 721-4653
20  Roanoke Island Festival Park Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Island Park contains the berth of the Elizabeth II sailing vessel, the 1585 settlement site where you can try on a helmet and touch weapons and tools of the period, an adventure museum and filmAddress
1 Festival Park
Manteo, North Carolina 27954
General Location:
Closest City:  Virginia Beach VA (100 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 64
Closest Airport:  Norfolk, VA ORF


Contact
Phone 252 475-1506
21  Somerset Place Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Antebellum plantation (1785-1865), once the center of a 100,000 acre plantation with more than 300 slaves. Site includes the elegant main house and several outbuildings, with a visitor centerAddress
2572 Lake Shore Rd
Creswell, North Carolina 27928
General Location:
Closest City:  Raleigh (150 mi)
Closest Major Road:  US 64
Closest Airport:  New Bern EWN


Contact
Phone 253 797-4560

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22  Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Reconstructed ceremonial center with Indian Mounds, major temple, minor temple, and burial hut or mortuary with visitor center.Address
509 Town Creek Mound Rd
Mount Gilead, North Carolina 27306
General Location:
Closest City:  Albemarle (20 mi)
Closest Major Road:  SR 1542 to SR 73
Closest Airport:  Greensboro GSO


Contact
Phone 910 439-6802
23  Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: Six major buildings, 14 acres of gardens, craft demonstrations and costumed historical characters. Three of the buildings are self-guided, the Governors palace and two other houses require a tourAddress
610 Pollock St
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
General Location:
Closest City:  Jacksonville (40 mi)
Closest Interstate:  US 17, US 70
Closest Airport:  New Bern EWN


Contact
Phone 252 514-4900
Toll free 800 514 4900
24  USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial Click here for hours, admission fees, details of what's there, local lodging, local information & nearby things to do
Description: WWII battleship with audio tour of gun turrets, galley, bridge, sick bay, engine room and wheelhouse. There is a museum with a 15 minute film.Address
PO Box 480
Wilmington, North Carolina 28402
General Location:
Closest City:  Wilmington
Closest Interstate:   I-40
Closest Airport:  Wilmington ILM


Contact
Phone 910 251-5797

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