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Birthplace of Pepsi Cola
Birthplace of Pepsi Cola Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Historic Site in New Bern, NC USA

Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir. On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink, which later he patented as Pepsi Cola. Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir.


Battleship North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, NC
Historic Site in Wilmington, NC USA

One of the most decorated ships of World War II As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself at sea in 1942 searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Discover how this heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific of WWII.

Beaufort Historic Site
Beaufort Historic Site things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Historic Site in Beaufort, NC USA

2 acre historic site offering tours of houses and buildings The Beaufort Historic Site is situated on two acres at the center of Beaufort's National Registered Historic District.

Blandwood
Blandwood things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Historic Site in Greensboro, NC USA

National Historic Landmark-House Museum Blandwood's story begins in 1795, predating the founding of the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, (1808,) when Charles Bland built a simple four-room, two-down, two-up Federal style clapboard farmhouse on a wooded hill in Guilford County.

Blandwood Mansion
Blandwood Mansion things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Historic Site in Greensboro, NC USA

National Historic Landmark built in 1795 A National Historic Landmark; originally constructed in 1795 Blandwood later served as N.C. Governor John Motley Morehead's home. In 1844, A.J. Davis designed an addition, transforming the farmhouse into an Italianate wonder.


Castle McCulloch, The Crystal Gardens & Gem Panning
Castle McCulloch, The Crystal Gardens & Gem Panning things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Historic Site in Jamestown, NC USA

Restored gold refinery located at a secluded castle The castle is a restored gold refinery on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1832 and restored in mid-1980, the castle is a granite structure with a drawbridge, moat and 70-foot tower. Visitors can enjoy seasonal activities, and tours.

Chinqua Penn Plantation and Vineyard
Chinqua Penn Plantation and Vineyard
Historic Site in Reidsville, NC USA

Historic home & garden tours, wine tastings, weddings/events Featured on A&E's America's Castles and acclaimed as an architectural American treasure, Chinqua Penn Plantation near Reidsville, North Carolina, was the home of Jeff and Betsy Penn. Mr. Penn was founder of the Penn Tobacco Company.

Fort Branch Civil War Site
Fort Branch Civil War Site
Historic Site in Williamston, NC USA

A significant Civil War site overlooking the Roanoke River Fort Branch A significant Civil War site overlooking the Roanoke River, Fort Branch is known as "the best preserved earthwork Civil War Site east of the Mississippi." Seven of the fort's original eleven cannon are on display there.

Governor Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site
Governor Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site things to do on a rainy day in Asheville, NC
Historic Site in Weaverville, NC USA

Birthplace of North Carolina's Civil War Governor. North Carolina's Civil War Governor, Zebulon Baird Vance, was born on this farmstead in May of 1830. His grandparents, David, Sr. and Priscilla Vance, settled in the Reems Creek Valley of what is now Buncombe County in the fall of 1787.


Harper House/Hickory History Center
Harper House/Hickory History Center things to do on a rainy day in Lenoir, NC
Historic Site in Hickory, NC USA

Tours of Queen Anne Victorian Mansion & Changing Exhibits The Harper House: Built in 1887, this Queen Anne Victorian mansion has been meticulously restored and furnished by the Catawba County Historical Association and support from the community.

Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Historic Site in Raleigh, NC USA

Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital Joel Lane's home, built 1769, is the oldest in Wake County, North Carolina.

Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Historic Site in Raleigh, NC USA

Historic site, "The Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital" The Joel Lane Museum House is an important heritage site of significance to the entire State of North Carolina.

The Barn Dinner Theatre
The Barn Dinner Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Historic Site in Greensboro, NC USA

The oldest dinner theatre in continuous operation in America A delicious traditional buffet including our Chef’s Carving Station, followed by a Broadway style show! Group discounts for 20 or more adult seats. Corporate bulk buying discounts.

Historic Rural Hill
Historic Rural Hill
Historic Site in Huntersville, NC USA
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Historic Site Rural Hill is a Historic Site, Nature Preserve, Field Trip Destination, Cultural Events Site, Farm, and all around great place to get away from one’s daily stresses in life.

House In The Horseshoe
House In The Horseshoe
Historic Site in Sanford, NC USA

In the summer and spring, bright flowers surround this white plantation house whose name comes from its location on a horseshoe bend in the The Deep River. The house (ca.

Tufts Archives
Tufts Archives
Historic Site in Pinehurst, NC USA

The Tufts Archives preserves the unique history of Pinehurst, North Carolina from its founding in 1895 to the present. The archives, located in a wing of the Given Memorial Library on the Village Green in Pinehurst, was built in 1975.


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