North Carolina Historic Sites

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 00:00

Bentonville’s Fall Festival Returns for 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Take a ride on a wagon around the historic Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield’s annual fall festival on Nov. 5. The program will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and will feature demonstrations by costumed interpreters and a festival atmosphere with carnival games, an inflatable, vintage baseball, and more!

Halloween Phantasmagoria at Duke Homestead

Fri, Oct 28, 2022, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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Phantasmagoria, noun: a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection or assemblage; a dreamlike state where real and imagined elements blur together; a magical event at Duke Homestead on October 28th.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 00:00

State Capitol to Host Exhibit 'Darshana: A Glimpse into Hindu Civilization'

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The North Carolina State Capitol will host the traveling exhibit “Darshana: A Glimpse into Hindu Civilization” from Saturday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 29.

The exhibition features a variety of topics, ranging from yoga and divinity to mathematics and administration, demonstrating how Hindu knowledge has manifested in all aspects of human endeavor.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 00:00

State Capitol to Host Public Listening Sessions for New Website on Slavery

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

The North Carolina State Capitol is seeking community input through a series of listening sessions as the historic site prepares to launch a new digital humanities initiative, currently titled “From Naming to Knowing: Uncovering Slavery at the North Carolina State Capitol.” The project names over 130 enslaved African American workers and craftsmen who built and maintained the State Capitol in the 1800s. Most of the men worked on the building’s construction in the 1830s, either as laborers at the site or in the nearby State Quarry.

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 00:00

Duke Homestead Presents Vintage Night at the Durham Athletic Park

Friday, September 16, 2022

 Join Duke Homestead State Historic Site at the historic Durham Athletic Park for an evening with two vintage baseball games on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 00:00

President James K. Polk State Historic Site Receives Technology Award

Friday, September 16, 2022

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) has awarded the President James K.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 00:00

State Capitol to Host Living History Weekend with U.S. Colored Troops Reenactment Group

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The North Carolina State Capitol historic site will host a weekend of living history demonstrating the lives of Black soldiers after the Civil War.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 00:00

Brunswick Town Fort Anderson to Receive Federal Preservation Grant

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A North Carolina state historic site, one of the earliest places of American Revolutionary War resistance against the British, was recently selected to receive federal preservation grant funding.

Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow, N.C., will receive a $500,000 grant through the Semiquincentennial Grant Program commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
The program is administered through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). 

Family Farm Animal & Harvest Day at Duke Homestead

Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 00:00

Bentonville’s ‘Heavy Thunder’ to Feature Cannon and Musket Demonstrations

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Eyewitnesses to the battle of Bentonville likened the noise of the fight to “one continuous peel of heavy thunder.” Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will recreate that noise Aug. 20 during its “Heavy Thunder” event. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate how artillery and infantry units functioned during battles.