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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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Museum visit with teens

This free museum with ample parking in historic downtown was a wonderful diversion for an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
April A
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Expansive museum features lots of exhibits of regional importance!

Elizabeth City’s Museum of the Albemarle isn’t exactly new. Rather, it has been the northeastern... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
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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 good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
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+1 252-335-1453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

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

Thank Terre M
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Very clean. Many different exhibits displaying local culture and history. Very nicely designed. Airy, bright and exhibits are nicely put together. Good attraction.

Thank John4444444
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I couldn't believe how many authentic pieces of history this museum holds. Clothes, tools, boats and even a re-built smokehouse. Perfect way to spend an hour or two during a rainy day.

Thank HappyCent
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

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 the largest wrapping around and around and telling the...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

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.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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; incredibly clean -- some items almost glittered because they are so well-maintained. And its FREE.

Thank Sn00py123
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Response from LiciaW | Reviewed this property |
It’s FREE - but you can make a donation
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Dana J
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.
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