History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

Bentonville Battlefield

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale offensive by the Confederate army. See artifacts from the battle, tour the 1855 Harper House, and participate in a hands-on history demonstration. 5466 Harper House Rd., Four Oaks, NC 27524. Johnston County. Tel: 910-594-0789. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Blandwood Mansion & Gardens

447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401. 336-272-5003. Blandwood was the home of North Carolina’s 27th governor John Motley Morehead from 1827-1866. On a guided tour, groups will see the main building, rooms in the farmhouse, both expansions, the governor's Law Office, and the kitchen. Fee.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

8884 St. Philip's Rd. SE, Winnabow, NC 28479. 910-371-6613 See the walls of St. Philips Church (1768) and the foundation of Russelborough (ca. 1760), and the home of royal governors Arthur Dobbs and William Tryon. Free.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

1401 National Park Dr., Manteo, NC 27954. 252-473-2111. The exhibits at this site explore the preserves from 15th- and 16th- century settlements of Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans. Fee.

Historic Edenton

108 N. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932. 252-482-2637. Visit an extensive historic district with architectural styles spanning 250 years, such as the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse National Historic Landmark. Programs and special events are conducted throughout the year. Free.

Historic Stagville

Guided tours will take students through the Bennehan House, the Holman House at Horton Grove and the Great Barn. 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27712. Tel: 919-620-0120. Cost: Free.

House in the Horseshoe

288 Alston House Rd., Sanford, NC 27330. 910-947-2051. This house (ca. 1770) was owned by Philip Alston, whose band of colonists seeking independence from Britain was attacked here in 1781. New exhibits on the Indians, colonial crops, and more. Free.

Town Creek Indian Mound

509 Town Creek Mound Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC 27306. 910-439-6802. See the reconstructed ceremonial center, exhibits and audiovisual programs, a nature trail, burial house, and more. Programs and special events throughout the year focus on Native American lifestyles. Free.