Play in North Carolina’s Backyard Visit Historic Halifax County
Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail
Although not in the record books, don’t miss what we call the world’s longest museum. The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail is a unique attraction, blending the preservation of the past through the history of the canal with a look at our community’s future and where the canal has brought us with the development of hydroelectric power and industry. In addition to the museum, there is a 7.5-mile nature trail that follows the old navigation canal bed.
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.