50th Jubilee Celebration & Tour at Somerset Place

Event Description

Throughout the day, guests are invited to join us in a slice of cake and enjoy a  presentation of historic photographs to celebrate Somerset’s 50th Anniversary as a State Historic Site, owned by NC Historic Sites and Properties. We will be offering a separate 75-minute special tour Somerset Place in the New South: From Plantation to State Historic Site, 1865 - Present at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors will learn about the post-Civil War history of Somerset Place on this new tour, including the demise of slavery, the period after the Collins family’s ownership, and the lives of newly-freed African Americans.  Interpreters will examine how Somerset Place was preserved as a public site and how memories and interpretations of its history changed from the Jim Crow Era to the present. There will be a tour fee of $3.00 per person.  Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more.