The 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 this 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.
Please use this website to find out more about the Museum and the history of this area that is half-land and half-water. Visit and experience “Our Story,” an exhibit depicting life from 10,000 years ago to the present.
The Museum of the Albemarle is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Susan Kluttz, Secretary.