Blue Ridge to the Outer Banks

A beautiful and diverse state, North Carolina is blessed with a unique and significant history.

Historic sites and points of interest dot the landscape from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont and from the Piedmont to the Outer Banks. Rich in both heritage and eco-tourism opportunities, North Carolina is a special place, deeply embedded in the history of the South and the nation.

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

Alamance, North Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Allen House at Alamance Battleground

Appalachican Trail (National Scenic Trail)

Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site

Bald Head Island Lighthouse (“Old Baldy”)

Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina

Battle of Alamance

Battle of Bentonville

Battle of Goldsborough Bridge

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Bennett Place State Historic Site

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Blue Ridge Parkway

Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Cherokee Trail of Tears

Cold Mountain

Colonial Heritage Center

CSS Neuse / Governor Caswell Memorial

Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Fort Caswell (Not Open to the Public)

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Franklin, North Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Graveyard Fields & Waterfalls

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hardee at the Regulators’ Field

Historic Bath State Historic Site

Historic Edenton State Historic Site

Historic Halifax State Historic Site

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

Nikwasi Indian Mound

North Carolina State Capitol Building

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Nuclear Bomb Mishap (Wayne County)

Oak Island Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Old Brunswick County Jail

Old Smithville Burying Ground

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Race to the Dan

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Rutherford’s Campaign of 1776

Somerset Place State Historic Site

Southport, North Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Historic Stagville Plantation

Tannenbaum Historical Park

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Town Creek Indian Mound

Tryon Palace State Historic Site

Vance Birthplace State Historic Site

Wake Forest, North Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Wake Forest College – First Campus & Home

Wake Forest Historic District

Wright Brothers National Memorial