Historic Halifax, Halifax

#36 of 59 in Historic Sites in North Carolina Coast
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit Historic Halifax, home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official call for independence by any American colony!

Welcome to the official facebook profile of Historic Halifax State Historic Site. Historic Halifax is the home of the Halifax Resolves, which was the first official call for independence from England by the elected leaders of an entire colony. Today, Historic Halifax offers tours of many restored structures which include furnished houses, public buildings, and modern museum galleries. Tours of the historic buildings depart from the visitor center on a scheduled basis and a 13-minute orientation film offers a great introduction to the area's history. Historic Halifax hosts numerous special events througout the year, including Halifax Day on April 12th, Christmas in Halifax on the second Saturday of December, and 2nd Saturdays in June, July, and August. We hope you will visit Historic Halifax soon!

Historic Halifax is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and is closed Sundays, Mondays and most state holidays.

Historic Halifax offers rental of certain buildings and grounds areas for special events! Consider having your wedding, party, or meeting at Historic Halifax. Call or stop by the visitor center today for more information and rates! Non-profit organizations receive a discount on rental rates.

Historic Halifax is one of 27 sites of the NC Division of State Historic Sites and Properties within the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural, and economic future.
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  • We vacationed to Lake Gaston and a local recommended we visit Historic Halifax for fun since I mentioned we like history. Historical Halifax is free! First, they showed us a short video so we could....  more »
  • The Historic Halifax State Site is fascinating if you have any interest in history. We enjoyed strolling among the buildings, some of which are open for self-guided tours and all of which feature...  more »
  • What a wonderful visit. The introductory video gave us good information as to the history of the town and the museum was very enjoyable and informative as well. Then, the best part... a member of the staff, Crystal, took us on an excellent tour of several buildings on the site. Well worth our trip!
  • Have a 2 hrs golfcart tour, if you want to take both because are 2 different, you can walk in the Historic Halifax Town, and be transported to the 1700's is amazing!!! The old jail the old tabern all the events they have between the walls, and plus when you finish have an excellent place to eat The Hen and the Hog. I enjoyed it!!! And the visit is for free👏 but not the food😢
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