home-page Welcome to North Carolina Historic Sites North Carolina Historic Sites is a group of 27 unique state historic sites. We invite you to open doors into the past and more fully understand the world we live in today. Healing On The Land Healing on the Land is a project exploring the ways that North Carolina Historic Sites and their histories speak to the some of the challenges and potential outcomes of the current moment. Discover More Singing on the Land Singing on the Land is a virtual music project that celebrates the stories of historic sites across North Carolina through the voices of North Carolina musicians. Listen here! Tour NC History @ Home Explore and experience the rich history of our state wherever you are. Here you’ll find virtual tours, hand-on activities, and opportunities to travel back in time. Start Learning! #TrueInclusion The Division of North Carolina State Historic sites is committed to saying the names of African Americans whose lives have intersected with our historic sites. Start Learning Learn more about America's 250th, the national initiative to celebrate our country's anniversary. Visit North Carolina State Historic Sites From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains, from coastal sand dunes to icy mountain streams, North Carolina thrills the imagination of visitors and residents alike. Equally as diverting as its natural beauty is the history of its people. American Indians hunting in unspoiled forests, colonists trading tar and pitch, soldiers and sailors fighting for independence and freedom, and farmers toiling to make a living off the land all represent stories as powerful as the rushing waters of the Nantahala River, Lake Phelps, and the Atlantic Ocean. Today you can still feel the cool dampness underground in an early gold mine, marvel at early 20th-century steam locomotives, and relive a colonial or Civil War battle. So when you're planning your next trip, don't just think of tomorrow or today, think of yesterday. Browse All Historic Sites All Sites Singing on the Land Healing on the Land #TrueInclusion Sites and Events Find an Event Near You America 250 NC It's Revolutionary! Early North Carolina: Colonial Era and Revolutionary War Resources Tour NC History @ Home Learn about our Artifacts SHS Language Resource Site Rules and Regulations Find a Historic Site near you Our Mission The Division of State Historic Sites and Properties preserves, operates, and interprets significant historic sites, enabling visitors to explore North Carolina’s rich and diverse heritage in an engaging, relevant manner.