NC Coast Attractions

Bradford Denton House

Bradford Denton House

NC Coast, History

The newest restoration project in Halifax County, it is a modest, simply constructed 1760’s historic home named after Colonel John Bradford...

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

Sylvan Heights Bird Park is a large 18-acre facility featuring walk-through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia...

Historic Halifax State Historic Site

Historic Halifax State Historic Site

NC Coast, History

April 12, 1776, commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies the Fourth Provincial Congress’adoption of the Halifax Resolves...

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park

NC Coast, History

Imagine what life was like crossing the Atlantic on the Elizabeth II. Then see what real life was like in 1585 as you explore our American Indian Town, Settlement Site, Museum and more. Fun for the entire family. Manteo, 5 miles from Nags Head.

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

NC Coast, History

One of North Carolina’s most treasured Civil War relics is the CSS Neuse, one of 26 ironclad ships in the Confederate Navy. The remains of the historic vessel have been moved to a new permanent home at 100 North Queen Street in downtown Kinston.

Crystal Coast Lady

Crystal Coast Lady

NC Coast, Action and Adventure, Zoos and Aquariums

Thank you for your interest in a student fieldtrip with Crystal Coast Lady Cruises, the newest and largest cruising vessels in Beaufort, Harkers Island, and New Bern. The M/V Crystal Coast Lady offers the comfort of both enclosed and open air seating on the upper and lower decks, kids steering station, giant bow viewing area, on board restrooms, as well as a full galley/snack bar. It can accommodate up to 149 passengers, and sails from Beaufort. 

History, Arts & Science Come Alive in Elizabeth City

History, Arts & Science Come Alive in Elizabeth City

Downtown Elizabeth City is a perfect field trip destination for history, art and science. Here you will find the Museum of the Albemarle, Arts of the Albemarle and Port Discover, a hands-on children’s 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.

Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher

NC Coast, Action and Adventure

Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort during the American Civil War. It protected the vital trading routes of the port at Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1861 until its capture by the Union in 1865.

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park

NC Coast, History

Fort Macon State Park is a North Carolina state park in Carteret County, North Carolina, in the United States. Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, the park opened in 1936.

NC Aquarium-Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium-Fort Fisher

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors journey along “The Waters of the Cape Fear” – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

NC Coast, History

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight....

NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

NC Coast, Zoos and Aquariums

Thousands of marine animals will take your students on a journey from North Carolina’s highest mountains to the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Your students will enjoy touching stingrays, staring sharks in the eye and watching river otters play in this unique seaside setting.

NC Maritime Museums

NC Maritime Museums

NC Coast, History

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a divisional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. There are several branches of the Maritime Museum located in Beaufort, Southport and Roanoke Island.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

NC Piedmont, Action and Adventure, History

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a great place for students to explore a variety of subjects, from the history of the Lost Colony to the role this area played in the Civil War.

Tryon Palace

NC Piedmont, Arts and Culture, Garden, History

Visiting with your family or are you coming with a group? Whatever your needs, we can help you make the most of your visit to Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center.

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