The Official Tourism Website for Elizabeth City, NC
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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

October 30, 2014 - November 01, 2014
EC Fright Nights
A haunted attraction that thrives on scaring the good people within our region w [...]
October 30, 2014 - November 01, 2014
AoA- Encore Theatre presents Much Ado About Murder
Rich but Rotten Carlton enjoyed punctuating the lives of his family with macabre [...]
November 01, 2014
First in Flight Festival Candy Drop
Introducing students to a career in the aviation industry was the premise behind [...]