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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.Use our Creswell trip itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Somerset Place State Historic Site and other attractions in Creswell.
Somerset Place State Historic Site reviews
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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