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Museum of the Albemarle

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Address: 501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863
Phone Number: +1 252-335-1453
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Weekend visit

Being from out of town we needed something to burn some time. Museum was laid out well and easy to navigate. Permanent exhibit was great to learn the history of the area and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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VABCHVA
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being from out of town we needed something to burn some time. Museum was laid out well and easy to navigate. Permanent exhibit was great to learn the history of the area and the temporary ones were fun to explore. Free admission

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice, well done museum with many original artifacts. Once you enter you'll get lost in simpler times and gain an appreciation for the lifestyle we have today! If you visit the area, a must see.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We made the 2 hour drive specially to see the Tiffany exhibit which was small but lovely. Glad it got us there since this is a wonderful museum with lots of history of early America to learn and enjoy. No admission or parking charge either! We had allotted only 2 hours for the visit, so we will be back to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The history of the Albemarle is effectively retold in this beautiful museum. There are also special exhibits, e.g. Weddings in the Albemarle, Tiffany exhibit, etc.

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Thank Rita Kay D
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a beautiful and informative museum. This well organized and pleasantly staffed beautiful building is a must visit for Tourists and locals alike. I am embarrassed to say that when I lived in Elizabeth City I ignored this wonderful attraction, it took a visit to the city 20 years after my departure for it to get my attention. All I... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Free! I can't believe it was free as there are some fantastic exhibits and great benefits for kids. It was really beautiful, clean and you are so close to the pieces. There are also several sections that you can get close too. We spent a little over an hour just enjoying the museum and several seats to sit down at... More 

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Hertford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

What a great place to visit. Had my 13 year old grandson with me he really enjoyed the exhibits. Nice gift shop. Like to see a star bucks open up inside in lobby with some nice outside cast iron tables to set. This place is Hugh in size. Displays are very interesting most all displays on second floor. First flood... More 

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Thank Karen A
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

loved the paintings and the history of the area, as well as the history of the Coast Guard. I liked the exhibit about Comstock one of the last soda shops in Elizabeth City

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Elkins Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a modern building set in a small town that has a remarkable collection that tells the story of the area. It also has a great gift shop with Mary who gave us some great ideas to eat lunch.

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great exhibits on the history of and life in Elizabeth City. Loved the layout from colonization until modern day. Objects from each Era were well-chosen and my teenagers were fascinated (you know how hard it is to keep their attention). Ended up spending the morning there.

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