Want to know more about NC History? We will tour both the Port-O-Plymouth Museum & Somerset Place in Washington County. Originally opened as a Civil War museum with a focus on the 1864 Battle of Plymouth, the Port O' Plymouth Museum has become one of the most respected historic sites in North Carolina. The museum is housed in the circa 1923 Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station on the Roanoke River and maintains an impressive collection of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia. Somerset Place is a state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. Originally, this 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 yield fields of rice, corn, oats, wheat, beans, peas, and flax; sophisticated sawmills turned out thousands of board feet of lumber. By 1865, Somerset Place was one of the upper South's largest plantations. There will be a medium to moderate amount of walking. There will be some stairs at Somerset Place. Transportation will be provided by the ECU Transit System. Cost of lunch will be on your own.