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Welcome to The Museum of The Albemarle!

Since its founding in 1967, the Museum of the Albemarle has been an exciting place to explore the local North Carolina history and history of the Albemarle region. The opening of the new facility in 2005 opened the door for exciting exhibits, programs, and events. The museum encourages visitors to discover the past; reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and preserve state, regional, and local history for future generations.

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There is no admission cost; however, donations are appreciated.
Our hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Closed all State holidays

Effective Monday, March 7, masks will be optional for all visitors and staff at the Museum of the Albemarle.


The museum is in downtown Elizabeth City across from Waterfront Park on the Pasquotank River.
Street address: 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Map

Handicap Accessible Entrance in front of the museum. 
Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge. Please speak with our reception staff to use a wheelchair.

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Museum Gift Shop

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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What to See and Do

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The Museum of the Albemarle is proud to be a Blue Star Museum. This program offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families.