Attractions

IMG_3483 The North Carolina Estuarium is a one-of-a-kind environmental education center where people can learn about Washington’s maritime history, as well as the ecological and economic importance of the nearby Pamlico and Albemarle sounds, which are second in size only to the Chesapeake Bay. The Estuarium, conveniently located on the Washington waterfront, is an alternate location for evening receptions and interesting programs for meeting participants.Phone: 252-948-0000
Web: www.partnershipforthesounds.org
Distance from Civic Center: < 1 mi.

 

Turnage_pic The Turnage Theater, which opened in the fall of 2007, is a restored 1930s performance venue within walking distance in Downtown Washington. Now owned by the Beaufort County Arts Council, the Turnage Theater is expected to enrich and cultivate the heritage of the community. The Turnage is a cultural centerto be used for the performing arts, community gatherings, educational programs, corporate expos and meetings, and private functions for residents and visitors of Eastern North Carolina.Phone: 252-946-2504
Web: www.beaufortcountyartscouncil.org
Distance from Civic Center: < 1 mi.

 

Pamlico The Pamlico River is the common thread throughout the area. Visitors to Washington can take advantage of the vast body of water exploring the region via kayak or chartered sailing vessels. Side trips of this nature can be arranged through the local visitor center.Phone: 252-948-9415
Web: www.visitwashingtonnc.com
Distance from Civic Center: < 1 mi.

 

Nearby

“bathlogo” For pre and post meeting sight-seeing and tours, visitors may consider Historic Bath, North Carolina’s oldest town. Located a quick 20 minute drive from Washington, Historic Bath is a step back to the 1700s when North Carolina’s heart was located here. The state historic site offers tours of numerous historic homes and St. Thomas Episcopal Church (the oldest in the state). The infamous pirate Blackbeard once called Bath home.Phone: 252-923-3971
Web: www.nchistoricsites.org/bath/bath.htm
Distance from Civic Center: 17 mi.

 

“goosecreek” Goose Creek State Park offers the opportunity to get lost in the natural surroundings and learn about the plants and animals native to the area. Goose Creek State Park can provide custom programs in the Environmental Education Center or the outdoor classroom. Hiking and paddle trails, primitive camping, and a public swim beach are all attractive offerings to city-dwellers from afar.Phone: 252-923-2191
Web: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/gocr/main.php
Distance from Civic Center: 12 mi.

 

“Aurora_Fossil_Museum_logo” The Aurora Fossil Museum provides an entertaining prehistoric adventure for the whole family. Located in the town of Aurora, we showcase 5 to 15 million year old marine fossils from the nearby PCS Aurora Phosphate mine and native American artifacts from across prehistoric North Carolina. Of special interest are teeth from the giant megalodon and other sharks, marine mammal remains, and an excellent collection of prehistoric projectile points. Visitors have a chance to dig their own 15 million year old shark teeth from our fossil pile and view a video on coastal geology video-all for free!Phone: 252-322-4238
Web: www.aurorafossilmuseum.com
Distance from Civic Center: 30 mi.