Somerset Place (NC Historic Site)
Located on the banks of Phelps Lake, Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation offering a view of life during the period before the Civil War. It became one of North Carolina's most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations.
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This historic site offers a comprehensive and realistic view of nineteenth-century life on a large-scale North Carolina plantation. The interpretive tours "integrate the lifestyles of all of the plantation’s residents into one concise chronological social history of the plantation’s eighty-year life span. Through one general tour visitors explore the lives of the plantation’s owners, enslaved community, employed whites, and free blacks." The plantation, which was owned by the Collins family, was home to 800 slaves who came from their West African homeland in 1786. Students will participate in hands-on programs which show the daily life on the plantation during the antebellum period. They will learn how life has changed over time.
Somerset Place is located at 2572 Lake Shore Road in Creswell, North Carolina. To make a reservation for a group tour, call (252) 797-4560 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.View Larger Map