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Fort Macon (Atlantic Beach)
#1 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; State Parks
A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
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#2 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Cemeteries
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#3 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites
Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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Island Farm (Manteo)
#4 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily... more » Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island farm in the 1850s. Hands-on activities and demonstrations: Woodworking, cooking, blacksmithing, children's games and ox-drawn wagon rides are just a few activities offered. Activities vary daily. « less
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Airlie Gardens (Wilmington)
#5 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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Historic District (Wilmington)
#6 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Neighborhoods
One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
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Tryon Palace (New Bern)
#7 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British... more » Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished, American independence took root and the state of North Carolina was born. Here you can still experience the adventure of North Carolina’s earliest beginnings and a living history like no other. Guided tours, live re-enactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech North Carolina History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old. Whether you’re exploring one of our riverside gardens or sharpening your skills as a quilter, printer, ship’s captain or blacksmith, there are endless opportunities for making cherished family memories at Tryon Palace. « less
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Downtown Wilmington (Wilmington)
#8 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Neighborhoods
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Riverwalk (Wilmington)
#9 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
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British Cemetery (Ocracoke)
#10 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites
The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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#11 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Cemeteries
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#12 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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#13 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
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#14 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums
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#15 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
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#16 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings,... more » Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings, exhibits, farm animals, picnic and playground area, and ample, free parking. Open daily for tours February through mid December. Annual events include a fabulous Herb & Garden Fair, Car Show and Halloween Festival. Next door is beautiful, 63 acre, Abbey Nature Preserve with over two miles of trails and pond with footbridge. « less
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Barker House (Edenton)
#17 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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Cupola House (Edenton)
#18 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites

Visit their  website  for more information on this registerd National Historic Landmark. more »

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#19 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Religious Sites; Cemeteries; Historic Sites
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#20 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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#21 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: National Parks; Historic Sites; Gardens; History Museums
Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island colonists.
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#22 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
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#23 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Specialty Museums; Specialty Shops; Historic Sites
This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
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#24 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Ghost Towns
Owner description: Over a century ago, Portsmouth Village was a bustling port town. Today, the buildings and exhibits tell the story of changing... more » Owner description: Over a century ago, Portsmouth Village was a bustling port town. Today, the buildings and exhibits tell the story of changing times and life on the Outer Banks. The Theodore and Annie Salter House and Visitor Center, School, Post Office and General Store, U.S. Life-Saving Station, Methodist Church, and Henry Piggot House are open to the public seasonally.Be sure to bring insect repellent, drinking water, food, sunscreen, adequate clothing, a hat, and good walking shoes. « less
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#25 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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#26 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
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#27 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Historic Sites
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#28 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast

The Johnston County Heritage Center has become known as one of the best equipped facilities in the country for studying local history and genealogy.  An extensive collection of... more »

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#29 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities
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#30 of 55 attractions in North Carolina Coast
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its... more » Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its pirate specialty shop have been a favorite destination for families visiting Ocracoke Island. The exhibit features a life-like recreation of Blackbeard, a weapons display, old bottles, original art, a pirate flag display, ship models, and interactive activities. As visitors leave the exhibit, they enter a one of a kind pirate specialty shop. Kids of all ages will enjoy Teach’s Hole! « less
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