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.
Fayetteville, North Carolina | After the fall of Harpers Ferry, weapons making machinery was sent to the Fayetteville Arsenal and production of the Fayetteville Rifle and Fayetteville Pistol Carbine began.
Salisbury, North Carolina | The purpose of the museum is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and educate the public about the history of Rowan County and piedmont North Carolina through the use of its properties, programs and collections.