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.
November 24, 2014
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November 28, 2014
Customer Raffles begin! Annual Mrs. Claus Story time following the Illumination! [...]
November 28, 2014
Designed by Tom Clark, The Pines in Elizabeth City is a championship course that draws rave reviews for its fun and challenging layout. Featuring plush Bermuda fairways and excellent Bentgrass greens, this scenic course, surrounded by (what else?) beautiful Albemarle pine thickets. »
Guardians of the Coast
Elizabeth City proud to serve as home to Support Station Elizabeth City, the headquarters for five commands that represents one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard air stations in the Continental United States. Look to the sky and you might see an orange-and-white C130, as these guardians of our coast depart for search-and-rescue missions here at home—and abroad. »
Explore Civil War Trails
The self-guided “Civil War Trails in Elizabeth City” tour weaves together the history of Union occupation in Elizabeth City through real-life accounts of arson, ambush, guerilla warfare and the tragic tale of a family murdered on a trip to town. »
Looking for a family-friendly venue to book individual, team and league youth baseball/softball games? Check out the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County South Park Sports Complex, featuring five lighted fields, stands, concession area, playground and more. »
There are six National Register historic districts in Elizabeth City, and therefore, many opportunities for seeing historic homes, tree-lined streets and stately government structures. At the Visitor’s Center, ask for the free “Elizabeth City Historic Walking Tour” guides, which cover practically every corner of the city, from Main Street to Riverside. »
History Starts Here
Start your EC tour with a visit to the Museum of the Albemarle to learn about the region’s watermen, farm life, the Civil War, the Wright brothers, the Coast Guard and the area’s rich African-American and Native American history. Kids will love the hands-on Discovery Room, and ask about special exhibits. »
If you’re traveling with children, point your compass to Port Discover, where kids can explore the science around them. Learn about becoming a doctor, or dig in the “Kids Grow” garden (all in the name of science, of course). Ask about the special Saturday programs, Thursday toddler programs and summer camps. »
Front and Center!
College of the Albemarle’s Performing Arts Center has a lively season planned, from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Peter Pan,” and “ A Christmas Carol” to “West Side Story” and “Godspell.” There’s a show for every season, September 2014 through June 2015. »