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Somerset Place

2572 Lake Shore Rd, Creswell, NC 27928-9174
+1 252-797-4560
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What a beautiful gem for the state of North Carolina. The site at Lake Phelps provides a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
CzechingOut
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Very Pretty Plantation And Grounds

My family stopped in and toured the grounds an gardens, the buildings were closed but it was a nice... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
James G
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Summerfield NC
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“state park” (6 reviews)
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2572 Lake Shore Rd, Creswell, NC 27928-9174
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful gem for the state of North Carolina. The site at Lake Phelps provides a beautiful respite to the asphalt jungle. Nature abounds in both sight and smell in every direction you turn. The stately home and additional quarters and buildings depict how...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My family stopped in and toured the grounds an gardens, the buildings were closed but it was a nice stopover.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Somerset Place, a North Carolina state historic site in eastern Washington County, pulls double-duty, serving as both a testament to the vision and enterprise of Josiah Collins and his successors and to the industry and accomplishments of the plantation’s work force – West African slaves....More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our tour guide Crystal gave my friend and me one of the most in-depth tours I have ever experienced. She first took us through some of the slave buildings and talked about everything from work in the fields to treatment in the infirmary. Then she...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This restored plantation included tours of the original home and out buildings. Slave quarters and the overseers house were replicated based on documents found on the grounds. We received a free 90 minute guided tour which was very interesting. I would highly recommend visiting this...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I'd been wanting to see this place for years and finally got the chance. The place is in the most serene location on Lake Phelps. The buildings and grounds were beautifully maintained. Access was long (be prepared to walk a lot on sometimes uneven paths...More

2  Thank Yorkriver
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

My wife and I were looking for a fun day trip from Raleigh and chose Somerset Place. About a two and a half hour drive east, it is not an easy place to find. Check their website for easy driving instructions. The plantation is very...More

2  Thank RabyFamily
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a must see. This historic plantation provides an excellent tour. Depiction of early plantation days is well provided.

Thank nancycN2796SV
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very knowledgeable tour guide and free of charge! We didn't call ahead but I would recommend you do that to ensure there is enough staff to support your visit.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This plantation doesn’t have a lot of publicity, but the tour we took was amazing. They don’t have organized tours, but will give a tour upon request. I would call before arriving to make sure someone is available for a tour. There is a main...More

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mmae111
21 August 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I would suggest you call them and ask. They are very helpful. (252) 797-4560
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mmae111
21 August 2017|
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Response from Crystal V |
Unfortunately the enslaved graveyard has never be found but you can see copies of the marriages of the enslaved people at Somerset. Plus there is a burial registry for the enslaved people available in the bookstore for a... More
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