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256 Garrington Island Rd  Shawboro, NC 27973

Phone 252.336.4414
Fax 252.336.4264 

 

Judy & Everett Sawyer
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HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
 

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Recommended Neighboring Attractions

Historic Elizabeth City: has been three-times named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America” by author Norm Crampton. The June 2004 edition of Money Magazine named Elizabeth City "one of best places to live on the East Coast." It is a special place, rich in history yet progressive and growing. Situated in the far northeastern corner of North Carolina on the Pasquotank River and Intracoastal Waterway, the City lies just west of the Outer Banks of North Carolina and just south of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
visit us online @ http://www.cityofec.com/

Museum of the Albemarle: Located in Elizabeth City, NC, the Museum of the Albemarle is the northeastern regional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History. Serving thirteen counties in northeastern North Carolina, the Museum allows visitors to explore the history of the oldest section of North Carolina, many times considered the birthplace of English America.
visit us online @ http://www.museumofthealbemarle.com/

Paquotank Art Gallery: PAC is located in downtown Elizabeth City NC, one block from the waterfront where those traveling by boat receive free docking on the Pasquotank River. The Pasquotank Arts Council is dedicated to promoting the arts in the Albemarle Area and committed to providing cultural opportunities to all people.
visit us online @ http://www.pasquotankarts.org/

Great Dismal Swamp: The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.  The refuge consists of over 111,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, at 3,100 acres and the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge trails are open everyday for hiking and biking from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted. The refuge headquarters is located at 3100 Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia, and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. The headquarters is closed on weekends and federal holidays, the hiking and biking trails remain open.
visit us online @
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp/

Newbold-White House: Learn about the foundations of the North Carolina Colony and what life was like for settlers in the Albemarle Region of Colonial North Carolina. The Newbold-White House Historic Sites tells the story Abraham and Judith Sanders, a Quaker Family, from 1730 to 1750. Today, this architectural gem stands as the oldest brick house in North Carolina- with much of the original structure intact.
visit us online @ http://newboldwhitehouse.org/history.html

Historic Edenton: Located on Albemarle Sound’s Edenton Bay this charming village, established in 1712, features nearly three centuries of outstanding architecture behind tree-lined sidewalks and along waterfront vistas. Jacobean, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian examples make this town a natural for its two National Historic Landmarks and numerous listings on the National Register of Historic Places.
visit us online @ http://www.visitedenton.com/

Somerset Plantation: This historic site depicts 19th century life on one of the South's largest plantations. Somerset is also the site of the nation's first gathering of slave descendants of a plantation. Somerset Homecoming, held in August of 1986 and for more than a decade thereafter. Somerset is located on the shores of Lake Phelps. Open to the public.
visit us online @ http://www.visitwashingtoncountync.com/Tour/Somerset.htm

Merchants Millpond State Park: An "enchanted forest," primitive species of fish relatively unchanged over millions of years, towering bald cypress trees with massive trunks, luxuriant growths of Spanish moss—this is Merchants Millpond State Park. Here, coastal pond and southern swamp forest mingle, creating one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities. Together with upland forests, these environments create a haven for wildlife and humanity alike.
visit us online @  http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/memi/home.html

Currituck Beach Lighthouse: Twenty years ago, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was in need of repair. The nonprofit Outer Banks Conservationists (OBC) was created to preserve the lighthouse when no one else was willing to step in and restore the national landmark. Since then, the OBC has spent more than two decades and nearly 1.5 million from private dollars restoring, maintaining and operating the lighthouse. The OBC opened the lighthouse to the public in 1991.
visit us online @ http://www.currituckbeachlight.com/index.php

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education: Visitors to the 22,000-square-foot center located on the Currituck Sound have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife of North Carolina's northeastern coastal region. Waterfowl hunting, decoy-making and fishing—traditions that are connected to the region's ecology—are important elements in the center’s presentation.
visit us online @ http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg08_educationworkshops/pg8c_3.htm

Whalehead Club: The sleepy village of Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina began an unforeseen journey into the future in October of 1922. Northern Industrialist Edward Collings Knight, Jr and his bride Marie Louise LeBel took up winter residency in their newly acquired Lighthouse Club and began construction of a 21,000 sq.ft. private residence. Its location on Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Flyway was perfect to satisfy the Knight's passion for waterfowl hunting. Three years and $385,000 later Edward and Marie Louise moved into their "cottage" on the sound. It was unlike any structure that local folks had ever seen or even imagined.
visit us online @ http://www.whaleheadclub.com/index.php

Wright Brothers Memorial: Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where after four years of experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903. With courage and perseverance these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our world forever.
visit us online @ http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/

Jockey's Ridge: Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Located in Nags Head, it is one of the most significant landmarks on the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Always changing, always beautiful… the Friends of Jockey's Ridge State Park invite you to visit and explore.
visit us online @ http://www.jockeysridgestatepark.com/

NC Aquarium: The Aquariums were established in 1976 to promote an awareness, understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments.
visit us online @ http://www.ncaquariums.com/

The Lost Colony: Before Jamestown and Plymouth, a group of about 120 men, women and children bravely established the first English settlement in the New World on Roanoke Island in 1587. Shortly after arriving in this New World, colonist Eleanor Dare, gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. Since 1937, over 4 million visitors have seen this dramatic story of America's earliest beginnings.
visit us online @ http://www.thelostcolony.org/

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: Climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience! The lighthouse is open from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day. The climb is strenuous! The 248 iron spiral stairs to the top equal climbing a 12 story building. The stairs have a handrail only on one side and a landing every 31 steps. There is no air conditioning. It may be noisy, humid, hot and dim inside the lighthouse and there is two-way traffic on the narrow stairs.
visit us online @ http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/climbing-the-cape-hatteras-lighthouse.htm

Ocracoke Lighthouse: The lighthouse stands 75 feet tall. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet at the base to 12 feet at its peak. The walls are solid brick — 12 feet thick at the bottom tapering to two feet at the top. An octagonal lantern crowns the tower and houses the light beacon.
visit us online @ http://www.nps.gov/archive/caha/ocracokelh.htm

MacArthur Memorial: A visit to the MacArthur Memorial provides a unique glimpse into the 20th century and can renew your faith in those American values of Duty-Honor-Country, values which motivated Douglas MacArthur as he served our nation through some of its greatest crises and finest hours.
visit us online @ http://www.macarthurmemorial.org/

Chrysler Museum: The Chrysler Museum of Art combines, under a single administrative umbrella, one of America's great fine arts museums and two significant historic houses.
visit us online @ http://www.chrysler.org

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: Come explore over 700,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus you won't want to miss our 3D IMAX® Theater.
visit us online @ http://www.virginiaaquarium.com/

Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin: The National Maritime Center located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, is a unique, thriving campus of visitor attractions that explores the economic, naval, and natural power of the sea. The National Maritime Center consists of Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, NOAA@Nauticus, and Cruise Norfolk.
visit us online @ http://www.nauticus.org/

Virginia Beach: There's more to this than soft sands and rolling waves. It's the way you feel when your lungs fill with salt air and the possibility of a day all to yourself. Or the sensation of the warm sun as it evaporates tiny drops of ocean from your skin. There's the echo of birds and laughter that cause you to wonder what you'll see when you open your eyes. You might be dreaming, you might be feeling this for the first time in a long time. You might be more yourself than ever.
visit us online @ http://www.vbfun.com/

Colonial Williamsburg: The world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.
visit us online @ http://www.history.org/

Busch Gardens: Families seeking a vacation filled with diverse entertainment will find Busch Gardens and the surrounding historic area of Williamsburg, Va. just the ticket. No where else can families experience a record-breaking roller coaster, visit an Irish village, catch a cool wave, chat with Thomas Jefferson and explore a Powhatan Indian village all in the same day. It's a vacation where families can tour Europe and experience American history without jet lag.
visit us online @ http://www.buschgardens.com

Jamestown: Come, walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas as we explore America's beginnings. Here is where the successful English colonization of North America began. Here is where the first English representative government met and where the first arrival of Africans to English North American was recorded in 1619. Jamestown, the Beginning of America.
visit us online @ http://www.nps.gov/jame/

Yorktown: Yorktown is the site of the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The Revolution secured independence for the United States and significantly changed the course of world history.
visit us online @ http://www.nps.gov/york/index.htm

 


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