Historic Sights in Wilmington, North Carolina

Use this helpful guide to plan a trip around historic sights in Wilmington. From the Poplar Grove Plantation to the USS North Carolina, there’s a lot in the area of interest to history buffs.

The Legend of Henry Berry Lowry

In the Lumbee community of Robeson County, folk hero Henry Berry Lowry is a source of fierce pride, a symbol of their resistance and resilience. Learn more about Henry Berry and the Lowry Band.

Summer Produce on the North Carolina Coast

In North Carolina, we pay plenty of attention to our backyard gardens and farmers markets, to thirst quenchers both hard and soft, and, of course, to setting a table that’s more feast than meal. Here are some ideas for using summer produce in food and drink recipes.

Summer Seafood on the North Carolina Coast

On the North Carolina coast when it gets too hot for barbecue we tend to turn our attention—and our appetites—eastward, to the sea. Discover some of the coast’s best seafood options and how to cook some yourself.

The North Carolina Historic Barbecue Trail

The North Carolina Historic Barbecue Trail features two dozen renowned barbecue pits and joints that serve true barbecue: cooked over live coals, never on a gas grill or in an electric oven.

Historic Lighthouses of North Carolina

North Caroline’s historic lighthouses—some still in operation—are popular destinations for visitors. Most are open for climbing and offer fantastic views. The following are some of the state’s favorites.

Where to Go in North Carolina

If you have a weekend, pick one special natural area to explore: the Outer Banks, beaches near Wilmington, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s an overview of the different regions of North Carolina to help you plan your trip.

Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.