Somerset Place State Historic Site, Creswell

Somerset Place offers visitors a comprehensive social history that explores the family life of all former plantation residents: the planter family, overseer, and free and enslaved blacks. Tours of the historic buildings, reconstructed slave dwellings, gardens, and archaeological remains give visitor's a complete look at one of North Carolina's largest antebellum plantations. Use our Creswell trip itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Somerset Place State Historic Site and other attractions in Creswell.
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  • A state historic site out in the boonies. Well worth the trip out of the way to experience the historic plantation site. A guided tour by a very good docent made it even more of a treat. Thanks...  more »
  • This was at one time the third largest plantation in North Carolina, and over 850 enslaved people passed through, with over 320 at one time. If you’re looking for a tour where the slaves are referred....  more »
  • It's a bit of a drive, but the docents are articulate and speak so knowledgeably about the history of the plantation and life during the peak of slavery. Bring a donation because this site is worth preserving. We must remember our history and honor the stories of those who were enslaved during a horrific era in America.
  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. I recommend the visit if you're near the area.

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