The North Carolina Coast

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  • 1. Beaufort Historic Site


    In the center of town, the historic site consists of 10 buildings dating from 1732 to 1859, eight of which have been restored, including the...Read More

  • 2. Tryon Palace


    This elegant reconstructed 1770 Georgian building was the colonial capitol and originally the home of Royal Governor William Tryon. The palace...Read More

  • 3. Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

    Downtown | Garden/Arboretum

    The colonial Georgian-style house General Cornwallis used as his headquarters in 1781 was built in 1771 on the foundations of a jail. After...Read More

  • 4. Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

    Ocracoke Village | House/Mansion/Villa

    Run by the local preservation society, the museum is located in a restored American Foursquare house built more than 100 years ago. It was moved...Read More

  • 5. Poplar Grove Historic Plantation

    North Metro | House/Mansion/Villa

    Take a tour of what was once a major peanut and sweet potato farm in North Carolina, with an 1850 Greek revival manor house and its outbuildings...Read More

  • 6. Somerset Place


    Drive about an hour inland (or a short detour if you're arriving on U.S. Route 64 from the west) to see one of North Carolina's best-preserved...Read More

  • 7. The Whalehead Club


    This 21,000-square-foot monument to gracious living was built in the 1920s as the private residence of a northern couple attracted by the area...Read More

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