Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Pirates of North Carolina- Be Ye He or She?


Welcome to Elizabeth City!

We invite you to visit our little home located on the shores of the broad and picturesque Pasquotank River, less than an hour from the ocean. If you are looking for a friendly and laid-back destination, we might be just what you are looking for. You will most likely leave the Harbor of Hospitality having made a new friend or two.

What will you find when you visit? Cypress trees rising from our waterways, Blackbeard’s cannon in Museum of the Albemarle, ospreys taking flight with their catch, four neighboring state parks, ghosts of the underground railroad, and one of the best sailing breezes on the east coast.

Over the centuries, our destination has served as a starting point for explorers and adventurers such as the Wright brothers because of our central location on the coast. Start your own North Carolina adventure here.

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Come and #DiscoverECity for yourself!

Upcoming Events

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Nationals Moth Boat Regatta
National Moth Boat Regatta More details forthcoming when published. Classic Moth Boats are a class of small fast single-handed racing sailboats that originated in the US in 1929 by Joel Van Sant in Elizabeth City, NC. The Classic Moth is a mono-hull development class using a modified version of the International Moth rule in effect pre-1969. With an eleven foot over-all length, a maximum beam of 60 inches, a minimum hull weight of 75 pounds, 72 Sq Ft sail area, [...]
September 24, 2017
Encore Theatre Company presents "Two Gun Junction" Dinner Theatre
Reserve your tickets now for this fun show. Dinner by Montero's.
September 25, 2017
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University presents Star shows, Laser light shows, Live Night Sky demonstration, etc.