Visit the Welcome Center located downtown Plymouth, NC and learn all about what Plymouth and Washington County has to offer.
The Port O’Plymouth Museum that interprets the remarkable Civil War history that took place in Plymouth. That includes the history of most successful ironclad of the Civil War and its destruction in what The History Channel titled, “The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War” in its 2005 documentary.
The Roanoke River Maritime Museum, just across the street from the Roanoke River Lighthouse, transports visitors into the lives of everyday people— fishermen, farmers, foresters, sailors, merchants, soldiers, papermakers and more via a wealth of photographs and artifacts.
Welcome to Windy Acres Farm & Petting Zoo. Joe Brickhouse takes pride In offering you an array of animals you can interact with. You will get the chance to hold, pet and feed a variety of different animals at the farm.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge conserves a rare type of wetland habitat, known as "pocosin," derived from a Native American word meaning "swamp on a hill." The refuge encompasses vast acres of natural wetlands, including the unique southeastern pocosin peat wetlands, open water on Pungo and New Lakes, upland pine forests, and managed moist-soil and agricultural units that provide high-energy food for waterfowl. More than a hundred thousand ducks, geese, and swans congregate on the refuge in winter, and the refuge supports one of the densest populations of black bear ever reported. The refuge is the site of one of the country’s largest wetland restoration projects, restoring natural hydrology to the pocosin peatlands.
Fishing! Paddling! Hiking! Biking! Camping! Relaxing! Choose your activity for Pettigrew State Park. By land or water, one can explore 16,000-acre Lake Phelps and its surrounding landscape. The fishing is legendary and boaters with kayaks, canoes and shallow-draft boats will find easy launch sites. Nearby access allows boaters onto the placid, blackwaters of the Scuppernong River. Hikers and bikers will find some of the oldest, most majestic trees in the coastal region as they hike and bike the winding trails.