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Historic Albemarle Tours - Museum of the Albemarle


Museum of the Albemarle
Located in the historic downtown area of Elizabeth City, North Carolina across the street from Waterfront Park.
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone: (252) 335-1453
Website: Museum of the Albemarle
Email: Mary Cherry-Tirak, Administrative Officer

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About The Museum of the Albemarle

Museum of the Albemarle part of the Historic Albemarle TourFree Admission and open to the Public, Tuesday thru Saturday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays.

The Museum of the Albemarle interprets the cultural history of 13 northeastern North Carolina counties: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Tyrrell, and Washington. This area, known as the Albemarle region surrounds one of the world’s largest freshwater sounds. The Albemarle Sound is named for George Monck, an English general who aided Charles II in reclaiming the British throne. In exchange for his service, King Charles bestowed on Monck the title of “Duke of the Albemarle” and granted him the land of Carolina – North and South Carolina and lower Virginia.

Museum of the Albemarle  is part of the Historic Albemarle TourExhibits are designed to be self-guided; however, groups may register for specialized tours upon availability. Entrance to the Museum is free along with the touring of most exhibits, however; special exhibits may require a nominal entrance fee. The Museum’s feature exhibit “Our Story” offers visitors the opportunity to view the unique history of the people and the land of the Albemarle region.

The Museum of the Albemarle is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, a state agency under the direction of Susan W. Kluttz, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

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