Historic Albemarle Tour History

Travel the Oldest Heritage Trails of North Carolina

Founded in 1975, the Historic Albemarle Tour is one of the oldest Heritage Trails in North Carolina. When you embark on the Historic Albemarle Tour, you journey through 400 years of American history, culture, and environment.

You can follow the self-guided Historic Albemarle Tour with one of our brochures, which includes a map of the region featuring our significant sites.

The Historic Albemarle Tour roads and trails are easily identified by brown Historic Albemarle Tour highway signs (on right), which are placed frequently along major and secondary roads in northeastern North Carolina.

All Historic Albemarle Tour sites are identified by similar directional signs placed near the sites.

There’s always something happening in the Historic Albemarle Region.