Historic Plymouth
Washington County Travel and Tourism
701 Washington Street
Plymouth, NC 27962

FAX 252.793.3261


About the Destination

Plymouth's rich history is everywhere. It lines the streets as well as the walls of the Port O' Plymouth Museum. Take the Historic Plymouth Walking Tour and see 25 historic buildings that survived flames of the Civil War. Visit the museum and enjoy some of its fascinating exhibits. Chances are very good that you may catch an enthusiastic local historian willing to share stories and details.

One of Plymouth's greatest assets is the winding, powerful Roanoke River. A Maritime Museum and a replica of the Roanoke River Lighthouse are now open to illustrate Plymouth's maritime history. From displays of boats and the maritime life, to hands-on classes in wooden boat building, residents and tourists alike will find something to enjoy. For more information, visitroanokeriverlighthouse.org

If you're more interested in the present, join the increasing number of visitors who come here to fish, paddle, camp, birdwatch, photograph or just take in the scenery of the beautiful Roanoke and its quiet, blackwater creeks. From dazzling spring blossoms to bright winter berries, nature provides a colorfulbackground for the music, laughter, and fun of the many festivals and special events here. Plymouth is a four-season beauty of a town with involved citizens, active organizations and an exciting vision for the future. Stop in and visit. We'd love to share it with you!

    Visitor Contact for Historic Plymouth is the Port O Plymouth Museum
    Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
    Memorial Day Labor Day Monday Saturday 8:30 AM 5 PM
    Sunday 1 PM 5 PM
    Monday 10 AM 5 PM
    Admission Fees: $2 per person
    Discounts: Students, AARP, Groups

About the Site
  • Visitor center
  • Free parking
  • Public restrooms
  • Guided and self-guided tours
  • Museums and exhibits
  • Recreational activities
  • Food and lodging nearby
  • Historic structures
  • Handicap Accessibility: Site is partially accessible.

    Nearest Major Town/City: Greenville, NC (50 miles southwest)

    For Visitor Information:

    About the Programs

    Major Program Areas: Native American, Colonial, Antebellum, Civil War, Maritime, Eco-Tourism

    Education Resources:
  • Living History events
  • Costumed/period programs
  • Staff interpreters
  • Off-site interpreters
  • Museum gallery tours
  • Self-guided exhibits
  • Volunteer interpreters
  • School Tour Requirements:
    • Maximum group size: 35
    • Reservations required
    • $2.00/student
    • Can customize to need
    • Curriculum-based tours if requested, Pre-K - 12.

    Education Coordinator: