Somerset Place

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Visit Somerset Place

Somerset Place offers a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. Originally, this unusual plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded, mainly swampy acres bordering the five-by-eight mile Lake Phelps, in present-day Washington County. During its 80 years as an active plantation (1785-1865), hundreds of acres were converted into high yielding fields of rice, corn, oats, wheat, beans, peas, and flax; sophisticated sawmills turned out thousands of feet of lumber. By 1865, Somerset Place was one of the upper South's largest plantations.

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Location and Hours

Somerset Place
2572 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, N.C. 27928

Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays
Admission to the site and self-guided tours are free.
Guided tour fees: $2/adults; $1/children (ages 5-12); $1/ seniors (ages 65 & older)


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