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

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/alamance-battleground

Battleship North Carolina

Wilmington

Coastal

https://www.battleshipnc.com/

Bennett Place

Durham

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/bennett-place

Bentonville Battlefield

Four Oaks

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/bentonville-battlefield

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Winnabow

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/brunswick-town-fort-anderson

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Sedalia

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/charlotte-hawkins-brown-museum

CSS Neuse and Gov. Caswell Memorial

Kinston

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/css-neuse-and-governor-caswell-me...

Duke Homestead

Durham

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/duke-homestead

Fort Dobbs

Statesville

Western

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/fort-dobbs

Fort Fisher

Kure Beach

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/fort-fisher

Historic Bath

Bath

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-bath

Historic Edenton

Edenton

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-edenton

Historic Halifax

Halifax

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-halifax

Historic Stagville

Durham

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-stagville

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

Pinnacle

Western

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/horne-creek-farm

House in the Horseshoe

Sanford

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/house-horseshoe

N.C. Transportation Museum

Spencer

Piedmont

https://www.nctransportationmuseum.org/

NC Executive Mansion

Raleigh

Piedmont

https://www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/historic-sites/triangletriad/north-carol...

Presiden James K. Polk Historic Site

Pineville

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/president-james-k-polk

Reed Gold Mine

Midland

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/reed-gold-mine

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Manteo

Coastal

https://www.roanokeisland.com/

Somerset Place

Creswell

Coastal

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/somerset-place

State Capitol

Raleigh

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/n-c-state-capitol

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Asheville

Western

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/thomas-wolfe-memorial

Town Creek Indian Mound

Mount Gilead

Piedmont

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/town-creek-indian-mound

Tryon Palace

New Bern

Coastal

https://www.tryonpalace.org/

Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace

Weaverville

Western

https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/zebulon-b-vance-birthplace