State Historic Sites

Our historic sites, scattered across the state from Manteo at the coast to Weaverville in the west, offer you the chance to step back in time and experience the places where our state's most significant historical events happened first-hand.

At our historic sites, walk through a home transformed into a field hospital during North Carolina's largest Civil War battle, see the Asheville boarding house that inspired one of the Tar Heel State's most famous writers, pan for gold at the site of America's first gold rush and much more.

Each of our 27 historic sites tells an important story from North Carolina's past, but taken together they tell the story of North Carolina's diverse people and places from early Native American settlement to the Old North State's role in World War II. 

Site Name Location Region Website
Alamance Battleground Burlington Piedmont
Battleship North Carolina Wilmington Coastal
Bennett Place Durham Piedmont
Bentonville Battlefield Four Oaks Piedmont
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Winnabow Coastal
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Sedalia Piedmont
CSS Neuse and Gov. Caswell Memorial Kinston Coastal
Duke Homestead Durham Piedmont
Fort Dobbs Statesville Western
Fort Fisher Kure Beach Coastal
Historic Bath Bath Coastal
Historic Edenton Edenton Coastal
Historic Halifax Halifax Piedmont
Historic Stagville Durham Piedmont
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm Pinnacle Western
House in the Horseshoe Sanford Piedmont
N.C. Transportation Museum Spencer Piedmont
NC Executive Mansion Raleigh Piedmont
Presiden James K. Polk Historic Site Pineville Piedmont
Reed Gold Mine Midland Piedmont
Roanoke Island Festival Park Manteo Coastal
Somerset Place Creswell Coastal
State Capitol Raleigh Piedmont
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Asheville Western
Town Creek Indian Mound Mount Gilead Piedmont
Tryon Palace New Bern Coastal
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace Weaverville Western