Explore this journey and discover:
NC History No boring history here. Gold rushes, first flights, mysteriously disappearing colonies, pirate graves, pivotal battlefields – it doesn’t get more exciting than this!
North Carolina Historic Sites There’s just something about standing in the spot where history took place that gives you goose bumps, and in North Carolina, goose bumps are easy to come by.
Cultural Heritage Find out what gives NC its distinct character by
experiencing its rich cultural heritage. From Scots-Irish settlers to
Moravians, to Cherokees and African-Americans, the state wouldn't be the
same without these trailblazers.
Civil War Whether you’re a history buff or a curious explorer, you’ll find something to experience, explore and discover about North Carolina’s role in the Civil War.
First Flight It only took 12 seconds to forever change the way people traveled. Discover how it all happened at the Wright brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills.
Home of the Brave Often, to truly honor someone, you must first walk in their shoes. In NC, you can walk the deck of a battleship, tour a Coast Guard cutter, skydive where soldiers train and discover military history at area museums.
May 31, 2013 - Jun 1, 2013
Edenton, NC - The 300th Anniversary Edenton Music and Water Festival is brought to you by Scotch Hall…
Jul 4, 2013
Todd, NC - On the Fourth of July, Elkland Art Center, in Todd, NC, hosts an annual arts parade called The…
useful info & tips
Free state map, pinpointing locations of each NC state park and additional facilities information.
Explore historical archives, an interactive historical marker map, a database of historic sites collections, comprehensive information on the Civil War and more.
what to do
From George Washington to Barack Obama, U.S. presidents have slept,…
Business and pleasure alike have brought presidents to North Carolina.…
More than a dozen North Carolina destinations owe their names to U.S.…
From the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi to the tallest…
African-Americans are a major part of North Carolina’s history…
From teacher Charlotte Hawkins Brown and musician John Coltrane to the…
Before coming to North Carolina, the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright…
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