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 22, 2017
Progressive Paddling Party
Experience the unique Albemarle waters with local kayaking experts and other kayaking enthusiasts!
September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Encore Theatre Company presents "Two Gun Junction" Dinner Theatre
Reserve your tickets now for this fun show. Dinner by Montero's.
September 23, 2017
Progressive Paddling Party
Experience the unique Albemarle waters with local kayaking experts and other kayaking enthusiasts! New at the sport? Just interested? This event is a perfect way to start. Meet new people. See new equipment. You might even see a black bear or an alligator! Experience the unique Albemarle waters with local kayaking experts and other kayaking enthusiasts! Your $25 registration fee includes local guides for all paddles and two receptions. Click here to register. Event Schedule: Friday, September 22 Welcome reception [...]