From the American Indians, watermen, farmers, craftsmen that dominated the northeastern North Carolina of yesteryear to the vibrant Coast Guard culture of Elizabeth City today, discover the 10,000 years of local history at the Museum of the Albemarle.

At this unique history museum, artifacts, illustrations and hands-on activities give life to the culture of region defined by its closeness to one of the world’s largest freshwater sounds. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an 1800s smokehouse, help your kids discover what life was like long ago and see the watercraft that connected a people to their place all under one roof.

Visit the Museum of the Albemarle

Located along the picturesque Pasquotank River in the heart of Elizabeth City, the Museum of the Albemarle is open five days a week and is closed on Sundays, Mondays and some holidays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. You can call or email the museum for more information:

(252) 335-1453

Explore the Culture of North Carolina's Northeast at the Museum of the Albemarle