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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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Weekend visit

Being from out of town we needed something to burn some time. Museum was laid out well and easy to... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Matt M
via mobile
Nice tribute to the history of the area.

Really nice, well done museum with many original artifacts. Once you enter you'll get lost in... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
+1 252-335-1453
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Being from out of town we needed something to burn some time. Museum was laid out well and easy to navigate. Permanent exhibit was great to learn the history of the area and the temporary ones were fun to explore. Free admission

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice, well done museum with many original artifacts. Once you enter you'll get lost in simpler times and gain an appreciation for the lifestyle we have today! If you visit the area, a must see.

Thank 647troyb
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We made the 2 hour drive specially to see the Tiffany exhibit which was small but lovely. Glad it got us there since this is a wonderful museum with lots of history of early America to learn and enjoy. No admission or parking charge either!...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The history of the Albemarle is effectively retold in this beautiful museum. There are also special exhibits, e.g. Weddings in the Albemarle, Tiffany exhibit, etc.

Thank Rita Kay D
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a beautiful and informative museum. This well organized and pleasantly staffed beautiful building is a must visit for Tourists and locals alike. I am embarrassed to say that when I lived in Elizabeth City I ignored this wonderful attraction, it took a visit to...More

Thank G Lee D
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Free! I can't believe it was free as there are some fantastic exhibits and great benefits for kids. It was really beautiful, clean and you are so close to the pieces. There are also several sections that you can get close too. We spent a...More

Thank Duquesnegirl
Reviewed 26 August 2016

What a great place to visit. Had my 13 year old grandson with me he really enjoyed the exhibits. Nice gift shop. Like to see a star bucks open up inside in lobby with some nice outside cast iron tables to set. This place is...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

loved the paintings and the history of the area, as well as the history of the Coast Guard. I liked the exhibit about Comstock one of the last soda shops in Elizabeth City

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a modern building set in a small town that has a remarkable collection that tells the story of the area. It also has a great gift shop with Mary who gave us some great ideas to eat lunch.

Thank 847harrietg
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great exhibits on the history of and life in Elizabeth City. Loved the layout from colonization until modern day. Objects from each Era were well-chosen and my teenagers were fascinated (you know how hard it is to keep their attention). Ended up spending the morning...More

Thank KarenTP16
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Dana J
14 September 2016|
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
8 September 2016|
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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.