Historic Albemarle Tours - Little Washington

The Washington Visitor Center
Washington Visitor Center

102 Stewart Parkway
Washington, NC 27889
Open Daily: 10am to 4pm
10 am – 4 pm
(252) 946-9168
Email: visitus@littlewashingtonnc.com
Website: http://www.visitwashingtonnc.com

Historic Washington, the first to be named for General George Washington, offers an authentic and enjoyable setting for a day, weekend, or a lifetime. The City located on the Pamlico and Tar Rivers features a self-guided walking tour through the vast historic district. The walking tour also leads visitors through the Harbor District where galleries, boutiques, and restaurants allow you to pick your pleasure. Don’t miss the North Carolina Estuarium where the Pamlico-Tar estuary system is celebrated as the spectacular natural resource it is. More than 200 hands on exhibits provide education and entertainment for young and old.

Founded in 1776, the town of Washington, North Carolina, was the first city in America to be named for General George Washington. Because of this, the city is still occasionally referred to as “original Washington.”

Waterfront parks, a lengthy boardwalk and promenade lined with swings offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy a Pamlico River sunset or afternoon stroll. Washington is known for stately homes and lovely gardens that make up its vast historic district, as well as ornate brickwork featured on the vintage commercial buildings on Main Street.

The historic downtown is the heart of the community. With restaurants, galleries, boutiques and antique shops lining both sides of Main and Market Streets, visitors can wander to their heart’s content. Or, drop a kayak or canoe in at the public boat ramp to plunder the waters that we vitally important to this historic port town and all of North Carolina.


North Carolina Estuarium
223 E. Water Street
Open Tuesday-Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm

Arts of the Pamlico & Turnage Theatre
150 W. Main Street

Washington Visitor Center
102 Stewart Parkway
Open Daily; 10 am to 4 pm

Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum
310 W. Main Street
Open Thursday-Saturday; 11 am to 5 pm & Sunday; 2 pm to 5 pm

Lynn Wingate, TMP
Tourism Development Director
252-948-9415 ext. 2