Contains brief information about the early settlement and later rebirth of the town as well as the Revolutionary War. Find also a listing of special events.
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“Located on the Roanoke River, the town of Halifax developed into a commercial and political center at the time of the American Revolution. During that time, the town was the scene of important political events: North Carolina’s Fourth Provincial Congress met in Halifax in the spring of 1776. On April 12 that body unanimously adopted a document later called the “Halifax Resolves,” which was the first official action by an entire colony recommending independence from England. The Fifth Provincial Congress assembled in the town late in the fall of that year, drafting and approving North Carolina’s first state constitution and appointing Richard Caswell the first governor. Cornwallis briefly occupied the town in May 1781 on his northward march toward Virginia and eventual surrender at Yorktown.”
Historic Halifax offers exhibits and display which show the history of the town. Guided tours originate at the visitor’s center. In addition to the historic buildings, the Montfort Archaeological Exhibit is also available to see. The hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. The site is closed on Mondays.
For information about visiting Historic Halifax, call (252) 583-7191 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.View Larger Map