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

Camden Heritage Museum & Historic Jail
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Captain Benjamin J. Bowser Gravesite
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United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | Richard Etheridge Family Cemetery
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Josephine Napoleon Leary
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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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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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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honoring...
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Dismal Swamp State Park
The mysteriously and formidably named Great Dismal Swamp straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border...
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | Richard Etheridge Family Cemetery
The cemetery of Richard Etheridge and his family resides on the grounds of the North Carolina Aquarium...
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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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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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