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Museum of the Albemarle

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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A good surprise

This was a well-organized museum with much more than expected! The staff was courteous and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
Nice stop

The museum is very well done, with interesting artifacts arranged in an attractive, orderly way. As... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Ken V
Bothell, Washington
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
+1 252-335-1453
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

This was a well-organized museum with much more than expected! The staff was courteous and accommodating. There were many good interactive displays in each gallery.

Thank educa2rs
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is very well done, with interesting artifacts arranged in an attractive, orderly way. As an introduction to the region, it was just about ideal.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 1 June 2018

First stop as a visitor to Elizabeth City. The Welcome Center is here also. They have many things to do for everyone.

Thank Elyse K
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The history of the area is presented in a very well done manner with narrative and items of each period. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking is available, mainly on the street. There is no admission. There was an excellent display about WWI...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Private tour of the museum by the staff. Lots of stories of the local history. Many of the exhibits done entirely on site.

Thank ejciv62
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This free museum with ample parking in historic downtown was a wonderful diversion for an afternoon. Plenty of displays for a range of age. Their African American displays were very informative, and their temporary women’s history hallway that equally reviewed three different populations in NC...More

Thank April A
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Elizabeth City’s Museum of the Albemarle isn’t exactly new. Rather, it has been the northeastern regional branch of the NC Museum of History for many years. What is new, at least relatively speaking, is the facility, which opened in 2006. Previously, the museum had been...More

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Really interesting museum. Very clean and well laid out. They have several events during the year for all ages

1  Thank Terre M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The free Visitor’s Center and Museum is truly a work of art, in and of itself. It is spotlessly clean and the exhibits are obviously the culmination of meticulous research, flawless artistic expression in each display and collaborative efforts that bring local and State history...More

1  Thank Chocolvr
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stopped in Elizabeth City and were amazed by the Museum of the Albemarle. The museum had excellent displays about the history of the area. Well worth the time we spent browsing.

Thank luvtheshore2017
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NormaJean L
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Response from LiciaW | Reviewed this property |
It’s FREE - but you can make a donation
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13 September 2016|
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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
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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.