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One of the “Best Small Towns in America”


Welcome to the Harbor of Hospitality®

Whether you’re looking for a carefree weekend getaway or a fun little spot that’s part of an extended itinerary, Elizabeth City is the place to be. Located on the Pasquotank River, the city was incorporated in 1793, but our beginnings date to 1663 when the Lords Proprietors of Carolina laid out the Albemarle area with Pasquotank County right in the center. Today, our “Harbor of Hospitality” plays host to an inviting waterfront, vibrant downtown, excellent places to shop and dine, historic homes, a thriving arts community and one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s busiest bases.

Upcoming Events

March 28, 2015
Out 'n the Cold- AoA's 6th Anniversary Concert
The Arts of the Albemarle and "Out'n the Cold" would like to invite you to a ver [...]
April 03, 2015
First Friday ArtWalk
First Friday ArtWalk Various Locations around Downtown Elizabeth City Arts of th [...]
April 06, 2015
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University prese [...]