Somerset Place State Historic Site, Creswell

#27 of 59 in Historic Sites in North Carolina Coast
Must see · Historic Site · Landmark
Somerset Place offers visitors a comprehensive social history that explores the family life of all former plantation residents: the planter family, overseer, and free and enslaved blacks. Tours of the historic buildings, reconstructed slave dwellings, gardens, and archaeological remains give visitor's a complete look at one of North Carolina's largest antebellum plantations.
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  • Awesome tour! Matt was our tour guide very knowledgeable of Somerset. Was able to tour the grounds, several buildings and the main house. Tour lasts 1.5 plan for a trip back in time. Extremely hot in....  more »
  • This is adjacent to Pettigrew State Park. We walked among the many buildings, but did not take the time to do a tour of them. We personally found it painful to walk in the area of the slave...  more »
  • It's a bit of a drive, but the docents are articulate and speak so knowledgeably about the history of the plantation and life during the peak of slavery. Bring a donation because this site is worth preserving. We must remember our history and honor the stories of those who were enslaved during a horrific era in America.
  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. I recommend the visit if you're near the area.
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