NC Coast

Kinston, NC

Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. It has been the county seat of Lenoir County since its formation in 1791. Kinston is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.

Hailfax County

Hailfax County

Whether you are seeking entertainment, culture, history or outdoor recreation, Roanoke Rapids NC and Halifax County, North Carolina should be your next vacation destination! There are thousands of things to do in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County NC!

Martin County

Martin County

Explore Eastern NC in Martin County. Overlooking the Roanoke River is the Fort Branch Civil War Site, known as “the best preserved earthwork Civil War Site east of the Mississippi.”

Washington County

Discover a place still wild more than 300 years after the English arrived--where eagles soar above the ancient Roanoke River; black bear, deer and small game roam the woodlands and fields,...

Currituck, Outer Banks

Currituck, Outer Banks

Tucked away where the paved road ends on Currituck's northern Outer Banks lies twelve miles of pristine beaches so remote that they're only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle. From Carova to Corolla, NC, you'll find nothing but sun, sand, secluded beach rental homes, and the legendary Corolla wild horses that have roamed our shores for almost 500 years. Recently voted the "#1 Favorite Beach from the US and Caribbean"* on Coastal Living's Daily Catch blog, visitors to Currituck's Outer Banks can choose to do as much or as little as they desire in this unspoiled coastal paradise.

Port O' Plymouth Museum

Port O' Plymouth Museum

NC Coast, History

Housed in a 1920s train station, this museum interprets the history of Plymouth and Washington County. Permanent exhibits tell the tale of the Battle of Plymouth, the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War. The vast collection of Civil War artifacts is one of the largest in the Carolinas, and behind the museum is a 63' replica of the CSS Albemarle, the most successful ironclad of the Civil War. Rotating exhibits shed light on a variety of local history topics - from fishing to farming to forestry.

Historic Albemarle Tour

NC Coast, History

When you embark on the Historic Albemarle Tour, which winds through our sites and coastal North Carolina counties, you encounter chapters from American history that teach volumes about the present.

Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City

A trio of local attractions illustrates that “Elizabeth City H.A.S. IT!” – 

A cluster of history, arts, and science sites including Museum of the Albemarle, The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, Port Discover Hands-on Science Center, and a charming downtown district that all come together in Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City’s proximity to the Outer Banks, four state parks, and more than 200 historical and cultural sites makes it the perfect starting place for a memorable, fabulous, fun, and educational field trip.

Little Washington NC

Little Washington NC

Founded in 1776, the town of Washington, North Carolina, was the first city in America to be named for General George Washington. Because of this, the city is still occasionally referred to as “Original Washington.”

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