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Museum of the Albemarle

501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, USA

The museum tells the story of the people who have lived in the Albemarle region from prehistory to the present. The Albemarle region is the northeastern corner of North Carolina and was the earliest settled part of the state. During the Civil War, many battles were fought here. At the museum you can see remnants of the CSS Black Warrior, part of the Confederate Mosquito Fleed destroyed on the Pasquotank River during the Battle of Elizabeth City in 1862. View relics from area Civil War veterans and a smokestack from the CSS Albemarle, a Confederate ironclad.


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From Norfolk, Virginia take 17 south to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The highway will become U.S. 17/158. Turn right on U.S. 158 E/Elizabeth Street. Turn right on Water Street; the museum is on the corner of Water and Ehringhaus.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, wheelchair access, museum shop, public tours, muliple free programs, free parking, museum.

Regular Events

"Our Story" (main exhibit), "Out of the Blue Coast Guard Aviation" exhibit, Discovery Room for children & families; "A Day on the River" (September), "Civil War Living History" (February)

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Admission Fee



Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Closed: Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays



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