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Museum of the Albemarle

501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
+1 252-335-1453
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Local museum provide history of the area and NC

Nice place to stop in for a few hours or during your lunch hour. I like the idea that some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gates, United States
Well worth the visit. High educational content.

This museum has been greatly expanded into a fine new free facility. The exhibits include a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John G
Greensboro, North Carolina
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The Museum of the Albemarle promotes the understanding of history and material culture primarily of the Albemarle Region in which it is located and secondarily for the state of North Carolina for the educational benefit of all people. Through regional collections, historical interpretation, and professional assistance, the museum encourages citizens and visitors to explore and understand the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve regional history for future generations.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
+1 252-335-1453
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stop in for a few hours or during your lunch hour. I like the idea that some exhibits change. I stopped in last week during lunch and enjoyed the WWI special exhibit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has been greatly expanded into a fine new free facility. The exhibits include a particularly fine World War I exhibit, and the visitor does not have to fight big crowds. We spend two hours there. As expected, there are also good exhibits of...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is pretty large. Plan on more than 1 hour if you plan on reading all the signage. The exhitbit was on the history of the Albemarle from pre-european to current. Lots of artifacts that could make you think. We liked it. The entrance...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really learned a lot during our visit. Was not expecting much when we first arrived. But very well done and very informative. Staff was very attentive and eager to engage with us. Loved it!

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This museum is a Treasure. Excellent World War One and Two exhibits. And excellent wedding exhibit. Well worth visiting and going out out of the way for.

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum and they do a good job of explaining their history from the early settlers. They even have a web based system that lets you use your phone to hear the tour. We we surprised to find out the museum is free.

2  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful site and building. We were created as we entered By a friendly voice. She gave us the layout of the facility and asked if we had any questions. The place was laid out nicely with plenty of information about what you are viewing. I...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a rainy week day afternoon and spent quite a while browsing the exhibits. The main exhibit of the history of the region is well done and gives a great overview of both regional and some state history. All of the exhibits were...More

2  Thank hbab12
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great place to visit. People very up with their exhibits. Great small gift shop and exhibits well done.

1  Thank mountainwilliamWv
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Museum is developing good new programs such as the one on Charles Tiffany & Tiffany products. The setting and Architecture of the building and site are wonderful.

1  Thank historian_10
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Dana J
13 September 2016|
Response from SINBADNOBLE | Reviewed this property |
Do a search here for Byron's hot dogs. (May be missed spelled ) It is close by. Look for a review here on TripAdvisor. We get a dog or two and go to the waterfront park and have them for lunch. The also do a local... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from SINBADNOBLE | Reviewed this property |
Not really, regional . However if you are in the area its well worth a stop. Go to the web site to see current exhibit. You may want to visit the cemetery next door.