Somerset Place State Historic Site, Creswell

Somerset Place offers visitors a comprehensive social history that explores the family life of all former plantation residents: the planter family, overseer, and free and enslaved blacks. Tours of the historic buildings, reconstructed slave dwellings, gardens, and archaeological remains give visitor's a complete look at one of North Carolina's largest antebellum plantations.
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  • Old plantation home and other structures in rural eastern NC near Creswell. There is a visitor’s center, but the person in duty was with another small group on the grounds. The old plantation home has...  more »
  • There is a lot of history and details known about this site. Some of the buildings are original: some are reconstructed and some just have the outline of their foundations. The staff was friendly and ...  more »
  • After extensive research, I was able reconstruct my family tree, for my fraternal grandmother. Although residents of Philadelphia, I was led from the north to Faunsdale Plantation and the Sommerset. T...  more »
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  • We stopped here in our way home from the Outer Banks last year but the site was closed for Easter holidays. This year we were lucky to stop when it was open. I strongly recommend taking the guided tour (it runs about 90 minutes) to get the most out of your visit.
  • Everytime I place by Creswell I always stop by this place. They have an amazing set up with some very beautiful views. They also have an amazing back story and is definitely worth a tour. They even have trails that lead over to Lake Phelps with spectacular views of the lake. It also has benches to take a rest and enjoy the view. Swimming is prohibited.
  • We went during the Christmas celebration and we had a great time touring the house and sampling the food. The staff were very friendly, helpful and answered all our questions.
  • Great historic site, the guided tours are wonderful. The tour guides know a lot about the history of Somerset.
  • Tour was extremely thorough and interesting. The story of all who live there including enslaved people was told thoughtfully and with details supported by artifacts documents and photographs.
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