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Elizabeth City is a Coast Guard City


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

September 01, 2015
Music on the Green at Mariners' Wharf
Featuring Black & White Radio:  Shannah Boone—Vocals, guitar and violin (or [...]
September 04, 2015
First Friday ArtWalk
Enjoy artwork, artist demos and live music on occasion at various locations arou [...]
September 05, 2015
Downtown Waterfront Market
HANDMADE art and crafts, farmers, growers, bakers, jams, jellies, hot sauces, pe [...]