Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Once you’ve explored Elizabeth City from top to bottom, may we suggest any of these daytrip excursions, all within easy reach from your “Harbor of Hospitality” headquarters? Nature-based outings, small town treasures and even an adventure or two await!
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 Alpaca Lotta Fun Farm, LLC »

302 Oxford Road

Moyock , NC 27958

We are a Veteran owned small family farm situated about 35 mins. from Downtown Elizabeth City, NC, one and a half hours from the Outer Banks, NC and one hour from Virginia Beach, VA. Alpacas are very gentle creatures, quirky and curious and very easy to manage.  They come in a variety of colors and each has their own unique personality.  Here at Alpaca Lotta Fun Farm, we have a herd full of a variety of colors to include greys, browns, tan, white, black and one multi-colored black and white. Call us to arrange to stop in for a visit and get to know and love these amazing animals….who knows, you might even go home as new owners! Farm Visit: $5.00 per person (includes 1 hour tour, bag of feed, one-on-one with our alpacas, question and answer session)  *Please call first to schedule visit regardless of day so we can best accommodate your visits; thank...

 Currituck County »

106 Caratoke Highway

Moyock , NC 27958

Shop for fresh produce along the roadside farm stands, or keep an eye out for antiques and collectibles shops. Have you heard of the Grave Digger? Stop at this “museum” in Grandy to see truck driver Dennis Anderson’s 10,000-pound monster! Look for the beautifully restored Jarvisburg Schoolhouse in Barco. Dating to 1868, it was the county’s African American school until 1950.

 Harriett Jacobs Tour »

108 North Broad Street

Edenton , NC 27932

The most noted escape to freedom that occurred in Edenton took place in 1842 when Harriet Jacobs, after seven years of hiding, fled the area with the assistance of local black watermen. Jacobs hid in a vessel bound for Philadelphia and then traveled to New York and Boston. She later described her harrowing enslavement and escape in a book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1858). To book a tour contact Judy Chilcoat.

 Historic Edenton »

108 N Broad St

Edenton , NC 27932

This is the site of North Carolina’s first Colonial capital. Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic district, where you can visit the 1758 Cupola House, the 1767 restored Chowan County Courthouse, the 1800/1827 Iredell House, St. Pauls’ Church and the Barker House. Follow the trail of Harriet Ann Jacobs, an Edenton slave whose escape to freedom was documented in her autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, self-published in 1861. A self-guided tour points you to sites referenced in her book.

 Roanoke Island’s Freedom Trail »

1500 Fort Raleigh Road

Manteo , NC 27954

Soon after Confederate forces were defeated on Roanoke Island in 1862, hundreds of freed and runaway slave flocked to the island. It was well known that if one crossed the creek to Roanoke Island they would find “safe haven.” A “Freedmen’s Colony” was soon constructed to accommodate the African American community, which at one point was 4,000 strong. Today, their history is commemorated along the Freedom Trail at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The 1.25-mile trail winds through the woods to a marker by the shores of the Roanoke Sound.

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 Somerset Place »

2572 Lake Shore Road

Creswell , NC 27928

Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation offering an insightful view of life during the period before the Civil War. During its 80-year existence as an active plantation (1786-1865), it encompassed as many as 100,000 acres and became one of North Carolina’s most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations. It was home to more than three hundred enslaved men, women, and children of African descent — 80 of whom were brought to Somerset directly from their West African homeland in 1786. Today, visitors can see a realistic view of plantation life by touring the Greek Revival mansion, reproduction slave community, plantation hospital and other buildings.

 The Outer Banks of North Carolina »

1 Visitors Center Circle

Manteo , NC 27954

A little more than an hour away from Elizabeth City, you can enjoy beautiful beaches, state parks and scenic views. Capture the wind with a hang-gliding lesson, or go fly a kite. See “The Lost Colony” outdoor drama. Walk the shady paths of The Elizabethan Gardens.

 Town of Hertford »

118 W. Market Street

Hertford , NC 27944

Step back in time in Historic Hertford by visiting its cluster of old-fashioned dime stores, antique shops, pharmacies and cafes. See the monument that pays tribute to baseball great Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Hertford’s famous son. Take a detour to see the Newbold-White House, a Quaker homestead that dates to 1730.

Alpaca Lotta Fun Farm, LLC

302 Oxford Road

Moyock, NC 27958

(858) 444-6036

Monday thru Friday: appointment only* Saturday & Sunday: 0900 - 1700

Camden County

Camden County

Camden County, NC 27921

Currituck County

106 Caratoke Highway

Moyock, NC 27958

(877) 287-7488

Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm | Sat 9 am to 5 pm | Sun 9 am to 5 pm

Harriett Jacobs Tour

108 North Broad Street

Edenton, NC 27932

(252) 482-2637

9-5 Tuesday-Saturday

Historic Edenton

108 N Broad St

Edenton, NC 27932

(252) 482-2637

Newbold-White House

151 Newbold-White Rd.

Hertford, NC 27944

252-426-7567

Roanoke Island’s Freedom Trail

1500 Fort Raleigh Road

Manteo, NC 27954

(252) 473-5772

Daily 9-5, closed Christmas

Somerset Place

2572 Lake Shore Road

Creswell, NC 27928

(252) 797-4560

Tuesday-Saturday 9-5

The Outer Banks of North Carolina

1 Visitors Center Circle

Manteo, NC 27954

877-629-4386

9-5:30 Monday - Friday

Town of Hertford

118 W. Market Street

Hertford, NC 27944

252 426 5657

9:30-4:30 Monday-Friday; 10-12 most Saturdays