Connecting People with our Black Heritage Sites

Experience the sites and explore the stories that celebrate the contributions of African Americans and their significance in the cultural heritage of Northeast North Carolina.

Inspiring exploration and appreciation for the African American Experience...

The African American Experience of NENC (AAENENC) celebrates the contributions of African Americans and encourages a deeper understanding of the significance of the region’s cultural heritage in order to build more inclusive communities.

This project is a collaborative project between six NC counties that include:s

United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Camden Heritage Museum & Historic Jail
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The Pea Island Cookhouse Museum | Manteo
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Captain Benjamin J. Bowser Gravesite
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honoring...
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
A video that is shown as part of builders and artisans exhibit in the Decorative Arts Gallery inside...
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Camden Heritage Museum & Historic Jail
Learn about construction of the Dismal Swamp Canal and Moses Grandy, a slave born in the late 1700s who...
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Hotel De Afrique | Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
-National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom- The first Union military victory of the Civil War...
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
A rectangular stone marker sits atop a concrete base. It has a pointed top and is engraved with text...
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Albemarle Bank
On August 14, 1920, this structure opened for business as the Albemarle Bank, the first African American-owned...
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A Day in Currituck County

Established in 1668, Currituck County is steeped in history and heritage. Named for an indigenous Algonquin term meaning “the land of the wild goose,” Currituck is largely defined by the

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24 Hours in Chowan County

Edenton/Chowan County Itinerary History seeps from every nook and cranny of Edenton and Chowan County. Our outstanding historic 18th-century architecture includes some of the state’s oldest homes and churches. Popular

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A Day in Currituck County

Established in 1668, Currituck County is steeped in history and heritage. Named for an indigenous Algonquin term meaning “the land of the wild goose,” Currituck is largely defined by the

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