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

Parksville AME Zion Church
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Captain Benjamin J. Bowser Gravesite
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Albemarle Bank
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
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Dismal Swamp Canal
Proposed as early as 1730 by Col. William Byrd II, the Dismal Swamp Canal is the oldest operating artificial...
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United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
On this site in 1863, the 1st US Colored Troops encamped on this site to build fortifications and to...
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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
In 1866, one year after the abolishment of slavery, the Reverend Z.H. Berry, E.M. Boone and a few other...
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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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Historic Edenton Trolley Tour
For visitors (and residents) wanting to experience a leisurely tour of Edenton and learn about its 300-year...
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
At Collins Park in Manteo, NC, centered in the roundabout on Bideford and Sir Walter Raleigh Streets,...
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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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