Somerset Place is a state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation.
Discover the fascinating world of birds with over 200 species of exotic ducks, geese, swans, parrots, pheasants, cranes, flamingos and more! View Eastern North Carolina's native wildlife and wetlands from a new perspective atop the scenic Bird's Nest tree house. An educational program entitled "Bird Ecology and Biology" will be provided by our guide.
Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into one of the largest "natural habitat" zoos in the United States. You won't find cages made of steel and concrete. The animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt. We will be given a special presentation on "Who's in Your Backyard?".
Although an hour drive from Greenville to the Aurora Fossil Museum you will travel 28 million years back in time. George Powell is a local amateur paleontologist, and will be leading this trip. On this trip, you will see fossil remains of creatures that lived in Eastern North Carolina including: whales, walrus, seals, sharks, stingrays, and fish.
Step back in time as we visit Tryon Palace, North Carolina's first State Capital. through costumed guides living history demonstrations complete with both guided and self-guided tours, we will experience the Governor's Palace, the Kitchen Office, John Wright Stanley House, George W. Dixon House and the gardens and grounds. We will dine for lunch at Lawson's Landing on Tryon Palace premises and will enjoy special holiday offerings and activities that kick off at 4:30 pm. Note: There will be a considerable amount of walking and the cost of lunch is on your own.