©

Oriental trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Oriental

(4.9/5 based on 90+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: classes, shopping
Oriental is one of nine incorporated municipalities in Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 900, according to the 2010 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryThe area was settled by Native Americans, who fished and farmed in the creeks and river long before Europeans arrived. Today, fewer than 1 percent of the town's residents are Native American. Land records date grants from the King of England to colonial farmers, and several current residents of the area can trace their family’s genealogy to these times. The area was the haunt of pirates in the early days of European dominance. The famous pirate Edward Teach or Blackbeard made his home in Bath to the North of Oriental. The Midgettes (also Midyettes) and other old families that still have descendants in the town came much later, in the late 19th century.The town of Oriental was named after the Sailing Steamer Oriental. Built in Philadelphia in 1861, the ship was used as a Federal transport ship in the Civil War. She met her fate a year after being launched, run aground in May 1862, when she was wrecked off Bodie Island, 33 miles north of Cape Hatteras. Her passengers and crew were saved.The United States Post Office Department established a post office in 1886 in what had been called Smith's Creek. Lou Midyette was named postmaster. Postmaster Midyette's wife, Rebecca, thought the village needed a better name. One story says that she had found the nameplate from the wrecked sailing steamer Oriental on the beaches of the Outer Banks and thought that name was more suitable. Another version of the story says she just saw the nameplate in a Manteo home. Either way the name “Oriental” made an impression on her. The village became known as Oriental a few years after the post office was established and was incorporated in 1899.
Plan your vacation with our United States trip itinerary planner and discover the best things to do in Oriental.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Oriental

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Oriental

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Oriental:
Museums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, wildlife areas, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, wildlife areas
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to North Carolina Coast

10 days in Wilmington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in North Carolina Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Jacksonville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Emerald Isle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nags Head BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News