Historic Hope Plantation, restored home of NC Governor David Stone (1770-1818,) offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern NC. A slave dwelling in the basement of the mansion and an exhibit room in the Heritage Center depict the interaction of African Americans, Native Americans and English settlers.The centerpiece of the plantation is the c.1803 Hope Mansion which is furnished with a collection of original period pieces. The 1763 King-Bazemore House, also located on the property, represents a fine example of vernacular architecture. Both homes are on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is open daily for guided tours. More than two miles of nature trails and picnic areas are available in the surrounding Hope Forest.

Hope Plantation is on the Historic Albemarle Tour.