Tryon Palace, North Carolina's first capitol, in New Bern
Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell
Fall foliage on the Dismal Swamp Canal
The Penelope Barker House in Edenton
Kayaking in Merchants Millpond State Park in Gatesville
The Cupola House historic house and museum in Edenton
Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
The charming towns of North Carolina’s coastal sounds have inspired those who’ve lived there for generations. Visit this region to retrace colonial women’s quest for freedom, walk in pirates’ footsteps, tour our state's first capitol and explore the settings for many of Nicholas Sparks’ most iconic works.