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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 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Elizabeth City State University - Homecoming 2014
Various Events during a week long celebration!  For a complete schedule, please [...]
October 22, 2014
AoA- Beginner's Painting Class with Margie Sawyer
Join Margie for her 3 session (October 8, 15 and 22) Beginner's Painting Class.
October 23, 2014
 Performing Arts Center at COA presents, "Peter Pan"
Enjoyed by children and adults alike, this is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, [...]