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Historic Albemarle Tours, Somerset Place


Somerset Place State Historic Site

2572 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928

252.797.4560
FAX 252.797.4171

HOURS OF OPERATION Open Year Round
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed major holidays
Admission Fees: Free / Donations Accepted

 

Website: Somerset Place
Email:
somerset@ncdcr.gov

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October 21st 10am-3pm Crafts & Crops Day!
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Somerset Place Crafts & Crops Day Details



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Somerset “Crafts and Crops Day” Shares Fun and Food
October 21st, 2017 10am-3pm

Somerset Crafts and Crops Day Shares Fun and Food October 21st, 2017 10am-3pm

CRESWELL, N.C. – Corn was a major staple and cash crop at Somerset Plantation and is the core of the Somerset Place State Historic Site “Crafts and Crops Day,” Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can experience hands-on activities of making corn husk dolls and brooms. Staff will demonstrate corn shelling, grinding and hearth cooking cornbread. Best of all will be the corn-on-the-cobb eating contest!

Cotton ginning, candle dipping and other period craft demonstrations will be shared, along with colonial children’s games such as Snatch the Bacon, Checkers and Games of Graces. Sack races and the game of corn-hole will make for a fun-filled day.

Costumed interpreters will give guided tours and share the history of Somerset plantation. A demonstration of “Haying with the Horses” will be provided by the North Carolina Workhorse and Mule Association of Bertie County.

Health education information will be provided by Northeast North Carolina Healthy Living of the Albemarle Regional Health Services. Healthy eating, chronic disease prevention and physical activity will be emphasized, and can be practiced at the Crafts and Crops Day.

Somerset’s popular cornbread recipe and mix will be sold. Rental stations are available to vendors who want to sell artwork, craft and food items. The special event admission fee is $4 for adults; $2 for children under age 12, plus applicable taxes.

For additional information, please call (252) 797-4560, visit the site on Facebook or online at www.nchistoricsites.org/somerset/somerset.htm

Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. Originally, the plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded acres. Over the life of the plantation more than 50 white employees and more than 850 enslaved workers lived at Somerset.

Somerset Place is located at 2572 Lake Shore Road, Creswell. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

Major Program Areas: Antebellum, African American

Education Resources

Guided tours
On-site interpretive activities
Off Site/Outreach Activities
Costumed/period programs
Staff interpreters
Self-guided exhibits
Hands-on activities

School Tour Requirements

Maximum group size limit 100 with some exceptions.
Reservations required
$2.00/participant for hands-on activities (effective May 1, 2014)
1.5 hour guided tour / 2.5 hours educational program tours
Curriculum-based tours for 4-12 students

ABOUT THE FACILITIES

Visitor center
Gift shop
Free parking
Recreational trails (Pettigrew State Park adjacent to site)
Public restrooms
Motorcoach parking
Exhibits
Historic structures

Handicap Accessibility: Visitor Center and Public Restrooms are accessible; site is partially accessible.
Nearest Major Town/City:
Plymouth, NC (30 miles northwest)


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State Historic Site


Somerset Place offers guided tours, including the only interpreted slave hospital in the United States, a hands-on and STEAM educational programming, Visitor’s Center/Gift Shop,
bus parking, handicap accessibility, with annual events of Days Gone By (2nd Saturday in June, 10 am-3 pm) and Christmas Open House (1st Sunday in December, 1-4 pm)

 

 

 


VISTOR INFORMATION

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
701 Washington Street
Plymouth, NC 27962
252.793.4804 
252.793.4804
Website: www.washingtoncountygov.com
Email: wcchamber@gotricounty.com


Education Coordinator: Email: Karen Hayes


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HOURS OF OPERATION l Tuesdays: 8am-12pm Thursdays & Fridays: 8am-4pm


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