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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

September 30, 2014
Toddler Tuesday at Port Discover
Let your toddlers explore the center. Bring a snack/lunch to enjoy in the garder [...]
October 01, 2014
MOA's History for Lunch: Navy Vessels Named for the Albemarle
George Converse, a retired US Marine and a historian, will discuss Navy ships th [...]
October 03, 2014
Elizabeth City Hero Operations- 3rd Concert for Soldiers
There will be live music from Dickie and the Misfits, great food from Currituck [...]