Elizabeth City H.A.S. IT! A trio of local attractions

Jerry Blackwelder

It’s impossible to tell the whole story of the Albemarle Sound, located on the North Carolina coast, so we let our historical and cultural sites, arts scene, and ecological wonders do the talking. Don’t miss out on exploring the area that has attracted adventurers for more than 300 years such as the pirate Mary Read and the Wright Brothers. 

Elizabeth City’s proximity to the Outer Banks, Hampton Roads, and four state parks create a centrally located base camp, which makes it easy to reach more than 200 historical and cultural experiences that are so engaging you and your students will walk away from them transformed. 

Stop in Elizabeth City for dinner, a H.A.S. IT! Tour (H-istory. A-rts. S-cience), and an overnight stay. You will find us low on price and high on adventure. Arrange for a catered dinner at Museum of the Albemarle followed by a customized H.A.S. IT! Tour. On the tour, your group will visit the educational centers that downtown Elizabeth City has to offer: Museum of the Albemarle, Arts of the Albemarle, and Port Discover Science Center. 

Museum of the Albemarle
introduces students to the rich history of the Albemarle region, including Native Americans,
the birthplace of English America, Blackbeard the Pirate, and the Wright brothers. Contact Lori Meads, Museum Educator, at 252-331-4054.

Arts of the Albemarle
is a regional arts council located in the renovated historical Lowry-Chesson Building, now called
The Center. This world-class facility houses the Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, a home to more than 250 artists and photographers; the Arts of the Albemarle School of the Arts, a multi-discipline visual and performing arts after – school instructional program; and the Maguire Theatre, a state-of-the-art 230-seat performance space. Contact Billy Caudle, Arts in Education Director, at 252-338-6455.

Port Discover Science Center
where kids are the scientists! Located in the middle of beautiful downtown Elizabeth City, Port Discover is a fun-filled, hands-on science center for the kid in all of us!  The Center offers a wide range of science-related exhibits and special events for students of all ages
(K-12). Contact Mike Rice, Director, at 252-338-6117.

Visit Today!


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