Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City

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  • This museum is located primarily on the 2nd floor of the huge building with the green roof that's across from the harbor on the edge of historic downtown area. There are a number of galleries, with th...  more »
  • Stopped by this museum to learn a little history and was blown way by how nice it was. Gift shop had something for everyone and I did some Christmas shopping that yielded special gifts.  more »
  • This museum is amazing. I really like how it's structured around a narrative of how the area was colonized and grew/changed through the generations. Beautifully arranged; gracious employees; incredibl...  more »
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  • This whole area is actually very interesting and even though Elizabeth City and Edenton are small towns, they have been well documented over the years including what has happened in the other surrounding counties nestled here along the Albemarle. Unfortunately our history stands in the shadow of places like the Outer Banks, and the Colonial Triangle (Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown) so you would be amazed at how much history is right under your feet. The museum is a great place to visit for both adults and children and I've never seen it all that busy which to me is a good thing. I'd say the building is split in half with one part being recent and the other half is the truly historical stuff. They have a good collection of recent history (just cool objects from the early 1900s that give you an idea of what life was like in a small southern farm town) and the second part I spoke of has a ton of information ranging from the civil war all the way to colonial times where this area was used for secret hideaways for pirates and merchants. Also they cover some aspects of the natives that lived here.
  • Free admission, great educational exhibits. My kids love the interactive wedding display. The Train room is a fun play room with dress up clothes, a little train car, pretend boat, and wooden trains. They offer free movies in the summer.
  • This museum had a lot more than expected. Very interesting as you walk through time.
  • I took the wife and kids there 11 & 13. We had a greAt time! They enjoyed the wedding dress up area
  • They have a wonderful exhibit on the history of NC. As well as exhibit halls that are always changing to keep things new and different.
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