Category Archives: Historic Sites

Colonial Living Week

Alamance Battleground
5803 N.C. 62 S
Burlington, N.C. 27215Colonial Dinner
336-227-4785

Colonial Living Week
Monday, October 14th –  Friday, October 18th
9:00am – 2:00pm
All Ages
Free


Colonial life comes alive as costumed interpreters demonstrate such skills as open-hearth cooking, candlemaking, spinning, weaving, cider making, blacksmithing, and quill pen writing. Militiamen will perform musket and once-a-day cannon demonstrations. Visit with a staff surgeon and see his surgical instruments on display. This five-day educational program offers social studies teachers an excellent field trip opportunity. Group reservations are required. Admission is free, and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

Historic Oak View County Park Events

Historic Oak View County ParkOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC
919-250-1013

Storytelling Festival
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm

Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers.

Heritage Day
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm

Visit this old time county fair, featuring live music, animals, agricultural displays, heritage craft displays, re-enactors, quilt auction, and much more!

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

Free Friday at Mordecai Historic Park

Historic_Mordecai_House-Raleigh-NC-13_Sept_2010Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa St
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-857-4364

Free Friday
Friday, August 16, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free

Take a free tour of the Mordecai House and other historic outbuildings. Free tours are only offered twice a year so don’t miss out. Tours will begin on the hour and 1/2 hour. First come first serve. The first tour will begin at 10am, the last tour will begin at 3pm. 

Mordecai Historic Park is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh and is home to some of North Carolina’s most extraordinary treasures, including the Mordecai House and the Birthplace of Andrew Johnson – 17th president of the United States. Mordecai Historic Park offers a unique glimpse into early Raleigh life. Trolley tours depart from Mordecai on Saturdays in March through December.

 

Tastes of NC at Duke Homestead

1169378_49769565 (1)Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 477-5498

Pork, Pickles & Peanuts:  Tastes of NC
Sunday, July 13th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free


Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. New this year, guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own.

Down at the Historic Home of the Duke family food continues to be the theme with historic cooking demonstrations. Beyond the kitchen, you can visit the rest of the Duke family’s 1852 home and outside enjoy 19th century games and toys.

Food definitely is the focus of the day, but make sure you don’t leave without visiting our many talented local arts and crafts vendors. Pork, Pickles and Peanuts allows you to fill your stomach and support North Carolina artists at the same time!
The Malpass Brothers will be playing two sets live on stage during the festival, in the morning from 11 am – 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm – 2 pm.
Don’t forget to check out or even participate in our 1940′s mock Tobacco Queen Pageant! Tobacco Queens are a Harvest Festival tradition and each year our Tobacco Queen, picked at this event, debuts at our fall Harvest and Hornworm Festival.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.
 

 

150th Anniversary of Gettysburg at Bennett Place


Bennett PlaceGettysburg

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-4345

Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg, 150th Anniversary
Sunday, July 13, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free (Donations Welcome)

Join us as we commemorate the most defining battle of the American Civil War with lectures on the generals, the soldiers, and the regiments, and share stories of heroism and heartache.  Military and living history activities will be ongoing throughout the day at the Bennett Farm.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.