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.
Three free, 1-hour guided tours of the site visit the cemetery, Market Square, the 1808 Burgess Law Office, the 1838 jail, the 1832 Clerk of Courts Office, an archeological museum built over the remains of the 1762 Montfort House, the 1760 Owens House, the 1808 Sally-Billy Plantation House, the 1760 Tap Room Tavern, the 1790 Eagle Tavern and a walking trail of Underground Railroad Wayside exhibits. The visitor center has maps, a collection of artifacts and shows a 13-minute orientation film.
Admission to historic buildings is by tour only.
Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.