Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
P: (252) 335-1453
Located in the historic downtown area of Elizabeth City, North Carolina across the street from Waterfront Park.
Open to the Public
Monday thru Saturday
9AM – 5PM
& State Holidays
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF THE ALBEMARLE
North Carolina 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.
Exhibits are designed to be self-guided; however, groups may register for specialized tours upon availability. Entrance to the Museum is free, however donations are graciously appreciated. 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 Natural and Cultural Resources, a state agency under the direction of Susi Hamilton, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.