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Visit Historic Halifax, home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official call for independence by any American colony!For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Halifax holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Historic Halifax and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Welcome to the official facebook profile of Historic Halifax State Historic Site. Historic Halifax is the home of the Halifax Resolves, which was the first official call for independence from England by the elected leaders of an entire colony. Today, Historic Halifax offers tours of many restored structures which include furnished houses, public buildings, and modern museum galleries. Tours of the historic buildings depart from the visitor center on a scheduled basis and a 13-minute orientation film offers a great introduction to the area's history. Historic Halifax hosts numerous special events througout the year, including Halifax Day on April 12th, Christmas in Halifax on the second Saturday of December, and 2nd Saturdays in June, July, and August. We hope you will visit Historic Halifax soon!
Historic Halifax is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and is closed Sundays, Mondays and most state holidays.
Historic Halifax offers rental of certain buildings and grounds areas for special events! Consider having your wedding, party, or meeting at Historic Halifax. Call or stop by the visitor center today for more information and rates! Non-profit organizations receive a discount on rental rates.
Historic Halifax is one of 27 sites of the NC Division of State Historic Sites and Properties within the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural, and economic future.
Historic Halifax reviews
We vacationed to Lake Gaston and a local recommended we visit Historic Halifax for fun since I mentioned we like history. Historical Halifax is free! First, they showed us a short video so we could.... more
We vacationed to Lake Gaston and a local recommended we visit Historic Halifax for fun since I mentioned we like history. Historical Halifax is free! First, they showed us a short video so we could.... more »
The Historic Halifax State Site is fascinating if you have any interest in history. We enjoyed strolling among the buildings, some of which are open for self-guided tours and all of which feature...
The Historic Halifax State Site is fascinating if you have any interest in history. We enjoyed strolling among the buildings, some of which are open for self-guided tours and all of which feature... more »
Incredible history of our nation here in Halifax North Carolina. North Carolina became the first State to take official action towards independence from Great Britain. The Halifax Resolve was a name given to the resolution adopted by North Carolina on April 12, 1776. It was here that 83 delegates of the Fourth Provincial Congress laid the groundwork for the signing of the Declaration of Independence less than three months later. The State flag of North Carolina has the date of April 12, 1776 on it because of the Halifax Resolve. The visitor center is incredible and the ladythere gave usa tremendous amount of information about Halifax and the Halifax Resolve. The various buildings in the area are beautiful restored and gives you the feeling of being there. This place is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Buildings are well maintained. Friendly guides. Special to see a small part of history preserved.
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