Play in North Carolina’s Backyard
Visit Historic Halifax County
Bradford Denton Historic Home
The newest restoration project in Halifax County, the Bradford Denton House Restoration is a modest, simply constructed 1760’s historic home named after Colonel John Bradford. The home is an extraordinary tale of the beginning of American Democracy through the Halifax Resolves in 1776. The home features insights into the 18th century life through images of the original Halifax Resolves.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
is a large 18-acre facility featuring walk-through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Tranquil gardens and lush natural areas enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit. The newest and most unique attractions at the park is The Landing Zone. A great opportunity for kids to connect with birds where you can actually feed the birds and have them land on you. Sylvan Heights Bird Park is open daily except Mondays.
Historic Halifax State Historic Site
April 12, 1776, commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies the Fourth Provincial Congress’ adoption of the Halifax Resolves. With that action, North Carolina became the first colony to take a bold, official step toward declaring independence from England. The Historic Halifax Visitor’s Center offers a museum, brief film, living history demonstrations, and tours of ten historic structures and a unique archaeological exhibit.
Location: Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau
260 Premier Boulevard - Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 1-252-535-1687 Free: 1-800-522-4282