Hope Plantation
132 Hope House Road
Windsor, North Carolina 27983

800.849.3227 (voice only)
FAX: 252.794.5583


About the Site

Welcome to Historic Hope Plantation, restored home of former North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818). Located four miles west of Windsor, NC, the plantation complex offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern North Carolina and the South.

The centerpiece of the plantation is the c. 1803 Hope Mansion, Governor Stone's stunning example of an academic architectural combination of Federal and Georgian architecture. Restored and opened to the public since 1972, the mansion is meticulously furnished with reproductions and an extensive collection of original period pieces.

The 1763 King-Bazemore House represents a fine example of vernacular architecture. It is one of the few remaining examples in North Carolina of mid-eighteenth century "hall and parlor" design. The home has been restored and furnished based on the 1778 inventory of owner, William King

Both homes are on the National Register of Historic Places and are administered by the Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Hope Plantation and managed by a paid staff and board of directors. The site is open to the public and guided tours are offered daily.

    Hours of Operation: 10-4, Monday through Saturday (EST); 10-5, Monday through Saturday (DST); 2-5 Sundays
    Admission Fees: $8.00 adults; $7.00 seniors (65+); $3.00 students & children (18 and under; Age 3 and under, free).
    Discounts: 10% AAA; college students ($3 with college ID); groups ($6 per person for groups of 25 and more)

About the Facilities
  • Visitor center with Gift Shop
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Free parking
  • Audio/visual presentation
  • Recreational trails
  • Vending
  • On-site banquet facilities
  • Public restrooms
  • Motorcoach parking
  • Exhibits
  • Historic structures
  • Handicap Accessibility: site and visitor center are partially accessible.

    Nearest Major Town/City: Windsor, North Carolina

    For Visitor Information:

    About the Programs

    Major Program Areas: Antebellum, Colonial, and African-American

    Education Resources:
  • Guided Tours
  • On-site interpretive activities
  • Living History Events
  • Costumed/Period programs
  • Staff interpreters
  • Self-guided exhibits
  • Hands-on activities (when requested)
  • Off-site/outreach activities
  • Classroom resources (workbooks, A/V, etc.)
  • Materials via web site
  • School Tour Requirements:
    • No maximum group size limits
    • Reservations required
    • $2.00/student; Bertie County students free; 1 free adult per 10 students
    • 1.5- 2 hour tour, but can customize to need
    • Curriculum-based tours if requested, to fourth and eighth grade North Carolina students

    Education Coordinator: Lisa Briley