From Interstate 95 take exit 168. Follow the signs south on N.C. 903 to the town of Halifax. Directional signs will guide you to the site on business U.S. 301 at the corner of St. David and Dobbs Streets.
- Historic Structures
- Furnished homes are the Owens House (1760), Sally-Billy Plantation House (1808), and the Burgess Law Office (1808). Other buildings include the Eagle Tavern (1790), Tap Room (1790), Clerk of Court’s Office (1833), Jail (1838), and the Montfort archaeological exhibit
- Visitor Center
- The visitor center features a 2,000-square-foot exhibit area and a thirteen-minute orientation program depicting the history of the first eighty years of Halifax and the surrounding area.
- Trails, Monuments, Outdoor Exhibits
- The Roanoke River overlook, a colonial cemetery, and an African American cemetery are all features of the site.
- Handicapped Accessibility
- The visitor center is accessible to all visitors. Historic structures all require the ability to negotiate steps.
- Picnic Facilities
- Fifteen tables are available at the site.
- Gift Shop
- A sales desk is located in the visitor center with a variety of souvenirs and books.
Programs, Group Activities
Halifax Day is held each April 12 to commemorate the adoption of the Halifax Resolves. A Christmas program is held the second weekend in December. Group tours are available with hands-on activities. Contact the tour group coordinator for details.
Guided tours are given on a scheduled basis. Our daily tour begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 4 PM. In order to take the complete daily tour with a guide, you will need to be here for the first tour at 9:30 AM. Otherwise, you will be offered the next portion of the tour upon your arrival to the Site. An Orientation Program and Museum are offered beginning at 9 AM until 4:30 PM.
No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.
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