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Museum of the Albemarle

501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
+1 252-335-1453
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Thoroughly enjoyable

Stopped by this museum to learn a little history and was blown way by how nice it was. Gift shop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kathy B
Durham, North Carolina
Unexpected delight!

This museum is amazing. I really like how it's structured around a narrative of how the area was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Museum of the Albemarle promotes the understanding of history and material culture primarily of the Albemarle Region in which it is located and secondarily for the state of North Carolina for the educational benefit of all people. Through regional collections, historical interpretation, and professional assistance, the museum encourages citizens and visitors to explore and understand the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve regional history for future generations.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 9 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped by this museum to learn a little history and was blown way by how nice it was. Gift shop had something for everyone and I did some Christmas shopping that yielded special gifts.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is amazing. I really like how it's structured around a narrative of how the area was colonized and grew/changed through the generations. Beautifully arranged; gracious employees; incredibly clean -- some items almost glittered because they are so well-maintained. And its FREE.

Thank Sn00py123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling from Norfolk to Williamston I searched Tripadvisor for somewhere to stretch our legs along the way. Housed in a very large building, the museum has plenty of staff / volunteers on hand to help with your visit. For a free museum this is a...More

Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walked thru,seen some things, and walked on the water. enjoyed the downtown area. its not alot to do their but i enjoyed myself the little time i had their. would go back again.

Thank cresed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something fun to see and learn. My kids love the play area and how interactive the exhibits are. The last time we went we had fun trying on wedding dresses. We also attended a charity event on New Years Eve and we...More

Thank mommiesonvacation
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice place to stop in for a few hours or during your lunch hour. I like the idea that some exhibits change. I stopped in last week during lunch and enjoyed the WWI special exhibit.

Thank G6087UOjohnd
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This museum has been greatly expanded into a fine new free facility. The exhibits include a particularly fine World War I exhibit, and the visitor does not have to fight big crowds. We spend two hours there. As expected, there are also good exhibits of...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is pretty large. Plan on more than 1 hour if you plan on reading all the signage. The exhitbit was on the history of the Albemarle from pre-european to current. Lots of artifacts that could make you think. We liked it. The entrance...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really learned a lot during our visit. Was not expecting much when we first arrived. But very well done and very informative. Staff was very attentive and eager to engage with us. Loved it!

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This museum is a Treasure. Excellent World War One and Two exhibits. And excellent wedding exhibit. Well worth visiting and going out out of the way for.

1  Thank Stephen D
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Dana J
13 September 2016|
Response from SINBADNOBLE | Reviewed this property |
Do a search here for Byron's hot dogs. (May be missed spelled ) It is close by. Look for a review here on TripAdvisor. We get a dog or two and go to the waterfront park and have them for lunch. The also do a local... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from SINBADNOBLE | Reviewed this property |
Not really, regional . However if you are in the area its well worth a stop. Go to the web site to see current exhibit. You may want to visit the cemetery next door.