Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Main Street Commercial District Tour

511 E Main St

Elizabeth City , NC


The Main Street Commercial District is a pleasant area to walk or shop.

During much of the 19th-century, this was a bustling center that was made up of two distinct districts. One was the center of shipping, wholesaling and manufacturing located near the harbor at Main and Water Streets, while the other was in the area of Main and Road Streets where retail and banking activities thrived.

Shop in quaint boutiques and experience the wonderfully unique character of the city’s restaurants. Download the Elizabeth City Main Street Commercial District Tour brochure.

Main Street Commercial District Tour-Elizabeth City

 Mariner's Wharf

Completed in 1983, these boat slips offer complimentary 48-hour dockage to boaters sailing on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. This area is where the Elizabeth City Rose Buddies, the late Fred Fearing being one of the original members, greet boaters with roses for the ladies, and host wine and cheese parties. This tradition is one major reason why Elizabeth City is known as the Harbor of Hospitality.

 Reverend Forbes Monument

The Reverend Forbes, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, “surrendered” Elizabeth City to the Union Navy on February 10, 1862, to prevent more serious damage to Elizabeth City’s structures. He was very active in promoting local education.

Main Street Commercial District Tour

511 E Main St

Elizabeth City, NC 

Mariner's Wharf

214 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC, United States

Reverend Forbes Monument

214 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC, United States

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