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Historic Albemarle Tours - Tarboro


Historic Tarboro
The Blount-Bridgers House
130 Bridgers Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Contact: 252.823.4159
FAX 252.823.6190

Website: Edgecombe Arts


About Historic Tarboro
Incorporated in 1760, and said to be one of the state's most beautiful towns, Tarboro in the 18th and 19th centuries was a thriving port on the Tar River, and was once a candidate to become North Carolina's capital city.

Now it is the home of Edgecombe Community College, a QVC distribution center, and many other thriving businesses and corporations. It boasts a 45-block Historic District, a lovely Town Common, the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery in the c. 1808 Blount-Bridgers House, and a downtown with unique shops, restaurants, and early 20th century commercial properties in the process of renovation.

Within walking distance of the Town Common, the Tour included six privately restored homes (one a B&B with wine bar), two historic churches, and the Bridgers Building on Main Street as a work-in-progress. On the outskirts of town, two c. 1709 historic residences on an estate with a pond, livestock and a horse barn were also shown.

The Blount-Bridgers House, a c.1808 historic house museum and art gallery operated by the Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council (Edgecombe ARTS) served as Tour headquarters.

The Blount-Bridgers House Museum Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM;
Saturday, 2 - 4 PM

Historic Tarboro 


About the Museum

  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop
  • Free parking
  • On-site banquet facilities
  • Public restrooms
  • Exhibits
  • Historic structures

Handicap Accessibility: Visitor center is fully accessible.

Nearest Major Town/City: Tarboro, NC


About the Education Programs
Major Program Areas: Antebellum history

Education Resources

  • Guided tours
  • On-site interpretive activities
  • Staff interpreters
  • Museum gallery tours
  • Self-guided walking tours of historic district

School Tour Requirements

  • Maximum group size: 60
  • Reservations required
  • $2.50/student
  • 1 hour tour
  • Curriculum-based tours if requested, Pre-K through 12

Education Coordinator: Eric A. Greene

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Yadkin Banks sponosor of the Historic Albemarle Tour  Lilley International Historic Albemarle Tour  NC Natural Culture sponsor of the Historic Albemarle Tour
Murfreesboro Historicxal Internationla sponsor of the Historic Albemarle Tour  Eastern 4H Environmental Education Conference Center Member of the Historic Albemarle Tour  Carolina Heritage Guide sponsor of the Historic Albemarle Tour
Historic Albemarle Tour, Inc.
ADDRESS l Asa Biggs House 100 E. Church St. Williamston, NC 27892 l Phone: 1-800-734-1117
HOURS OF OPERATION l Tuesdays: 8am-12pm Thursdays & Fridays: 8am-4pm

2009 Historical Albemarle Tour 12/11/2015


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