Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Heritage Crafts a Hallmark of Albemarle Craftsman's Fair


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

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
COA: Arsenic and Old Lace
Follow the adventures of Mortimer Brewster as he tries to save the situation his spinster aunts have created.
October 22, 2017
John Peel Pottery Kiln Opening
John Peel Pottery will host its first wood-fired kiln opening on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Peel’s new wood-fired kiln was recently constructed with the help of Estonian Master Kiln Builder, Andres Allik this summer. The kiln opening will introduce pottery enthusiasts to the wood-fired process and works by John Peel.
October 23, 2017
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University presents Star shows, Laser light shows, Live Night Sky demonstration, etc.