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Elizabeth City is a Coast Guard City


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

August 28, 2015
One Up, Two Down- Live Bluegrass at AoA
One Up, Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean. Fiddler [...]
August 29, 2015
Downtown Waterfront Market
HANDMADE art and crafts, farmers, growers, bakers, jams, jellies, hot sauces, pe [...]
August 31, 2015
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University prese [...]