Aycock Birthplace

Education – Farm Life

Charles B. Aycock was born into a rural home here in Wayne County in 1859. Interested in politics from his youth, Aycock began to practice law and move up in the Democratic Party after graduating from the University of North Carolina. In 1900 he was elected governor and dedicated himself to improving public education in North Carolina. By the time he left office four years later, one school had been built for each day the governor was in office. Today a typical schoolhouse of the period stands on the site.

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Education Resources

Call for Volunteers

Aycock Birthplace is looking for new volunteers to give tours, provide hands-on demonstrations, and assist in the gift shop. If interested, please call Joshua Dacey at 919-242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

Aycock Birthplace

Upcoming Events

  • June 16:
    Vintage Tractor and Tools Show

    Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm
    We will display vintage tractors and tools provided by the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club.


  • June 18 - 21:
    Summer Art Camp:
    Pioneer Days

    Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 12:30 pm
    Arts Council of Wayne County campers will follow Bart Z. Bee to experience an art-based approach to learning Eastern North Carolina history. In pARTnership with the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site, campers will create artwork inspired by frontier life. Under the instruction of Donna Amos, your young artist will have gained a better understanding of this time-period through the creation of a variety of souvenirs and art pieces inspired by The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace.
    Arts Council staff, Historic Site staff, and guest speakers will lead students through supplementary games and activities throughout the camp.
    Camp hours are from 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM Monday-Thursday. Campers can be dropped off beginning at 8:45 AM, and must be picked up by 12:45 PM.
    Camp fee is $125. EARLY BIRD discount applies to all campers who register before May 31st. Early Bird rate is $105. Eventbrite does include an additional convenience fee for registering online. You may also call our office or stop by to register in person.


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .


View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

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Contact Us

Aycock Birthplace
264 Governor Aycock Road
Fremont, NC 27830
Phone: (919) 242-5581
Email: aycock@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


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