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Historic Halifax

25 Saint David Street, Halifax, NC
+1 252-583-7191
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One of the best historic sites in all of North Carolina! Spend a full day!

A quiet little village today, Halifax was a bustling river port during colonial times. Numerous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
King, United States
Beautiful Village of Halifax, NC

Halifax is a NC Historic Site and the location of one of the early centers of trade and farming in... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Visit Historic Halifax, home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official call for independence by any American colony! Welcome to the official facebook profile of Historic Halifax State Historic Site. Historic Halifax is the home of the Halifax Resolves, which was the first official call for independence from England by the elected leaders of an entire colony. Today, Historic Halifax offers tours... of many restored structures which include furnished houses, public buildings, and modern museum galleries. Tours of the historic buildings depart from the visitor center on a scheduled basis and a 13-minute orientation film offers a great introduction to the area's history. Historic Halifax hosts numerous special events througout the year, including Halifax Day on April 12th, Christmas in Halifax on the second Saturday of December, and 2nd Saturdays in June, July, and August. We hope you will visit Historic Halifax soon! Historic Halifax is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and is closed Sundays, Mondays and most state holidays. Historic Halifax offers rental of certain buildings and grounds areas for special events! Consider having your wedding, party, or meeting at Historic Halifax. Call or stop by the visitor center today for more information and rates! Non-profit organizations receive a discount on rental rates. Historic Halifax is one of 27 sites of the NC Division of State Historic Sites and Properties within the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state's cultural resources to build North Carolina's social, cultural, and economic future.
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25 Saint David Street, Halifax, NC
+1 252-583-7191
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet little village today, Halifax was a bustling river port during colonial times. Numerous events placed the province of North Carolina at the forefront of the fight for independence from Great Britain, none more meaningful and memorable than what occurred in Halifax in 1776....More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Halifax is a NC Historic Site and the location of one of the early centers of trade and farming in colonial NC. The Halifax Resolves, see dates on the NC Flag and Great Seal, catapulted NC leaders as forward thinkers in the arena of FREEDOM....More

Thank Limpett2011
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very informative information center. Small museum with some houses open. Very helpful staff. Very nice introductory movie at the visitors center. Shot visit but worth it.

Thank B W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Historic Halifax is both a living museum and a piece of history captured in time. The restoration town is wonderful, and they periodically have re-enactments of the time when it was in its boom. Difficult to figure out when the historic sites are open though.

Thank jennafromal
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped on a Friday afternoon and found a lot of history in a small location. You can park your car and walk. It would be best to start at the Visitors's Center, watch the 13 minute video, go thru a very good museum, get...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Monday and the visitors center was closed. That was not such a bad thing because the walking tour has information placards at all the important locations. You can still get a free map at the visitor center too....More

1  Thank Bigtaku
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We did a kayak trip and stayed in a Roanoke River Partners platform outside of Hamilton. Went up to see the Halifax historic district. Perfect patriotic day trip for Independence Day.

Thank Lauri J
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Historic Halifax,not far from Roanoke Rapids.You can park your car and go into the visitor's center to pick up a guided tour of homes and inns.A nice place to visit with lots of history.

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were the only visitors on the morning of our visit and we were too early for the free tour but the guide put on the 20 minute information film for us in the visitors center and then we were free to walk around the...More

Thank popeadventure
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Came here with friends today to visit the museum and take the free walking tour. We really enjoyed our day with the beautiful Spring like weather and this historic site.

Thank Frank d
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