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Address: 25 Saint David Street, Halifax, NC
Phone Number:
+1 252-583-7191

Visit Historic Halifax, home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official...

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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Lots of history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 a map (or take a tour), though most all the buildings are closed. There are... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
St. Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. This is where our country was really born! It's a must see.

Thank Bigtaku
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tom L
Woking, Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 town on our own. Each house has an information board outside it. The weather was... More 

Thank popeadventure
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We were vacationing in Lake Gaston so we made a stop here one day and it was worth it. We had a great time. My kids learned alot and the best part of the tour is it was free. Obviously if you're not a history junkie this is not recommended.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is a great place to take the kids. The visitors center has a museum and a very informative 15 min video. Most of the historic area is within walking distance. There are several guided tours which are completely free.

Thank Cape_May_Family
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Don't forget Halifax Jr.Womens Park. Eat a picnic lunch while the children play! We love this...especially at the end of Oct. The weather is amazing.

Thank happybunch6
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The people who run this State historic site do a great job with a large number of areas to interpret. There are frequent special events and a whole lot to see.

Thank NCDavid33

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