Somerset Place State Historic Site

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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

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  • 2572 Lake Shore Rd.

    Creswell,   NC   27928

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Come explore the history of what was once the third largest antebellum plantation in North Carolina During its existence (1785-1865), it was one of the state’s most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations. Owned by three generations of the Collins family, the plantation's labor force included more than 850 enslaved black workers, about 50 white employees, and 2 free black employees during its 80-year existence. Guided tours of the site include the original Collins Family Home and associated outbuildings, as well as two reconstructed enslaved dwellings and hospital. Our scenic grounds, located on 31 acres of original Collins land along the shore of Lake Phelps, also include a formal garden, reconstructed overseer's house, excavation sites of several buildings in the enslaved community, and resident pet goats.

The site is adjacent to Pettigrew State Park.

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Address:

2572 Lake Shore Rd.
Creswell NC 27928

Coordinates:

Latitude: 35° 47' 21.12" / Longitude: -76° 24' 12.9594"

Special Directions:

From U.S. 64 in Creswell follow the brown signs south through downtown Creswell. Turn right on Thirty-Foot Road. Proceed for approximately five miles, and turn left on Lake Shore Road. Somerset Place is on the right approximately one-half mile past Pettigrew State Park headquarters.

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