AAA Editor Notes
Historic Halifax State Historic Site is on US 301 Bus. Rte. at St. David and Dobbs sts. Halifax was a commercial river port that became a political arena in 1776 when the “Halifax Resolves,” recommending independence from England, were ratified by the colony of North Carolina. Founded in 1760, the town has many restored buildings that reflect its early history.
Free, 1-hour guided tours take visitors to various locations around the site. The Taste of the Town Tour visits the 1760 Owens House, the 1760 Tap Room Tavern and the 1790 Eagle Tavern. The Heart of Halifax Tour includes the 1838 jail, the 1832 Clerk of Courts Office and the Burgess House and Printing Office. The Houses of Halifax Tour visits the 1808 Sally-Billy Plantation House and an archeological museum built over the remains of the 1762 Montfort House.
The visitor center has maps, a collection of artifacts and shows a 13-minute orientation film.
Admission to historic buildings is by tour only.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.