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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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Amazing Exhibits

This museum is a Treasure. Excellent World War One and Two exhibits. And excellent wedding exhibit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephen D
Hidden Gem

Great museum and they do a good job of explaining their history from the early settlers. They even... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Kevin J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
via mobile
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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 days ago

This museum is a Treasure. Excellent World War One and Two exhibits. And excellent wedding exhibit. Well worth visiting and going out out of the way for.

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum and they do a good job of explaining their history from the early settlers. They even have a web based system that lets you use your phone to hear the tour. We we surprised to find out the museum is free.

2  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful site and building. We were created as we entered By a friendly voice. She gave us the layout of the facility and asked if we had any questions. The place was laid out nicely with plenty of information about what you are viewing. I...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a rainy week day afternoon and spent quite a while browsing the exhibits. The main exhibit of the history of the region is well done and gives a great overview of both regional and some state history. All of the exhibits were...More

2  Thank hbab12
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great place to visit. People very up with their exhibits. Great small gift shop and exhibits well done.

1  Thank mountainwilliamWv
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Museum is developing good new programs such as the one on Charles Tiffany & Tiffany products. The setting and Architecture of the building and site are wonderful.

1  Thank historian_10
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Wonderful museum! Had a great time with my 10 year old. We learned alot about the coastal water area and Elizabeth City! I must for history buffs!

2  Thank rosecarolina
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A great treasure for Elizabeth City. Exhibits change so you can always see something new. Gift shop is great for local treasures.

1  Thank Spudpug
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Unpretentious small museum. Exhibitions give insight into a broad region of northern coastal NC. Very helpful staff.

1  Thank t999r
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A gem hidden among the beauty of the town. Awesome chronological history of area. Terrific artifacts,well labeled. Museum has a very friendly air about it and not stuffy. Children should definitely be exposed to these collections. Interactive area for children is available and a quality...More

1  Thank Joe L
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Dana J
13 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.