a place still wild more than 300 years after the English
arrived--where eagles soar above the ancient Roanoke River;
black bear, deer and small game roam the woodlands and fields,
and wildgeese and tundra swan cover sparkling Lake Phelps.
Discover the skill of Native Americans in a 4400-year old dugout
canoe and other artifacts. See the Blacklands that once produced
giant corn and, today, offer biotechnology for the future.
Explore the simple Colonial-era Davenport homestead or ramble
through restored buildings and grounds of the Antebellum
Somerset Place. During Living History weekend hear cannon roar
and muskets fire; see the crafts of everyday life demonstrated
and take a Torchlight Tour of Civil War homes. Visit the Port o'
Plymouth Museum for Civil War and other exhibits. Climb to the
top of the Roanoke River Lighthouse replica for a birds eye view
and don't miss the Maritime Museum. Paddle, sail or motor the
waterways; camp on a peaceful platform in the swamp, or speed
things up with a track-side seat at the Outer Banks Motor
Speedway drag strip
fun! Go Wild! Visit Washington County, NC!
Wings and Water...
The Roanoke River Delta
The premier eastern Carolina
venue for winter waterfowl and birdwatching.
Region's Waterfowl Attract Widespread
AttentionWashington County's rich birding treasure is appreciated by
people across the state and even farther.
Click on the image at
right to enjoy this wildlife show, courtesy WRAL in Raleigh.
Visit us on the new
NC Birding Trail, too!
Signs Blaze a Trail through Plymouth's Civil War History
Washington County is now on
the popular, three-state Civil War Trail! Four signs mark
significant sites with a fifth scheduled for installation soon.