This was the former website for the Historic Albemarle Tour. The content is from the site's 2009-2010 archived pages.

The current website for the Historic Albemarle Tour, is found at: http://www.historicalbemarletour.org/

When you embark on the Historic Albemarle Tour, which winds through through our sites and coastal North Carolina counties, you encounter chapters from American history that teach volumes about the present.

And the tale of this ancient region is the story of America. It’s a story of growth and change. Of wilderness walks and uncharted horizons. Of rivers and oceans. Of exploration and independence. A multi-dimensional microcosm of the American experience.

About the Site

Discover prehistoric man, ocean life fifteen million years ago and geological formations. The museum boasts a large collection of fossils from the nearby PCS Phosphate mine and allows visitors to see fossilized bones, teeth, shells and coral. Following their tour, visitors may search for fossils or visit the gift shop.

Find your own fossils, shark teeth, FREE! Sift through tons of fossil bed diggings delivered to our site.
Audio Visual Presentation
Call for hours on holidays (open most holidays)
Other times by appointment.
School trips, motorcoach tours are welcome!!

About The Historic Albemarle Tour

Historic Albemarle Tour, a North Carolina Heritage Trail Since 1975

Founded in 1975, the Historic Albemarle Tour is one of the oldest Heritage Trails in North Carolina. When you embark on the Historic Albemarle Tour, you journey through 400 years of American history, culture, and environment.

You can follow the self-guided Historic Albemarle Tour with one of our brochures, which includes a map of the region featuring our significant sites.

The Historic Albemarle Tour roads and trails are easily identified by brown Historic Albemarle Tour highway signs (on right), which are placed frequently along major and secondary roads in northeastern North Carolina.

Heritage Trail Sites

Research a visit to our historic sites and towns.

• Aurora Fossil Museum
• Belhaven Memorial Museum
• Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
• Elizabethan Gardens
• Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
• Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
• Historic Bath
• Historic Columbia
• Historic Corolla
• Historic Edenton
• Historic Halifax
• Historic Hertford
• Historic Murfreesboro
• Historic Ocracoke
• Historic Plymouth
• Historic Tarboro
• Historic Williamston
• Historic Windsor
• Hope Plantation
• Mattamuskeet Lodge
• Museum of the Albemarle
• Newbold-White House
• North Carolina Aquarium On Roanoke Island
• North Carolina Estuarium
• Pocosin Arts Folk School
• Roanoke Island Festival Park & The Elizabeth II
• Somerset Place
• The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama