Edenton National Fish Hatchery

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Edenton National Fish Hatchery

Edenton National Fish Hatchery
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Harry A
leland,nc146 contributions
Larger than I thought
Mar 2021
The hatchery was open and we had a tour by a dedicated staff. The ponds were empty but we learned a lot about rockfish.
Written March 12, 2021
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Glenn568
Youngsville, NC18 contributions
Great place
May 2019 • Solo
The aquarium is very interesting. Small, but has good selection of local species. Interesting for kids and adults alike.
Written June 11, 2019
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Chuck S
79 contributions
Watching Fish Hatch!
Jul 2018
We have visited other Hatcheries and so this was like the others. The viewing area kept visitors some distance away from the fingerlings...so not much to see. It was clean. The small tourist building had several aquariums holding specimens of the Hatchery.
Written August 6, 2018
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momdzall
Washington, Pa561 contributions
Boring
Sep 2016 • Couples
Totally appreciate the national fish hatcheries and what they do. The aquarium has a handful of fish, 2 turtles and 2 small alligators. Lots of signage for reading. We were able to walk around the ponds. Saw a couple herons and turtles, but no fish. To me, it really wasn't worth the stop.
Written September 7, 2016
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TarHeel
Durham, NC867 contributions
Disappointing on a Saturday
May 2016 • Couples
We popped in on a Saturday afternoon and only found the aquarium open. And I use that term slightly because it's mainly one room with about 3-4 tanks. Some of the fish were interesting to see but that's all there was. One of the staff was taking down the outdoor sign and closing up. We had considered doing the nature trail but didn't see an easy way around the fences in the back -- perhaps it's easier to do during the weekday.
Written May 31, 2016
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Ann D
Raleigh, North Carolina177 contributions
"Interesting Small Aquarium to view"
Mar 2016 • Couples
When we came no staff was in the building. It was still interesting to see fish common in the area and pick up brochures. Probably in the summer season more activity there.
Written March 23, 2016
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m c
Edenton, NC58 contributions
Great place to take the kids for an hour
Oct 2015 • Family
The Fish Hatchery was established in 1898, so it has been around awhile yet folks are still surprised when I tell them Edenton has an aquarium at the site, and free to boot. The whole aquarium itself takes only about 20 minutes to view, with a few exhibits and of course an alligator. And there are lagoons on site behind the aquarium where they raise striped bass ("rockfish" here in the southeast), shad and herring, but I think you need to call ahead for reservations if you want a tour of the lagoons; they also assist with sturgeon replenishment, and the lagoons are not open to the public. In addition there is a sandbox out front with fossil bearing sediment from one of the local phosphate mines, where you and the kids can dig for (and keep) sharks teeth and other fossils. Worth the trip if you're in the area with the kids.
Written December 15, 2015
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