Historic Albemarle Tour

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Historic Albemarle Tour
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Existed1975 (1975)–present
CountiesBertie, Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington
Highway system

The Historic Albemarle Tour or Historic Albemarle Highway is a tour route located in northeastern North Carolina. The tour follow several U.S. and State highways in the seventeen county region, identifying historic sites and towns, marked with brown signs with the George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle coat of arms.

Route description[edit]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village
Manor House of Hope Plantation near Windsor
North Carolina Aquarium near Manteo

The tour route is not a linear route, like most scenic routes, but a collection of several highways in the region. The following list are the component highways that make-up the tour route:

Highway Route Sites of Interest
US 13 WilliamstonVA state line
US 17 WashingtonVA state line
US 64 WilliamstonWhalebone Junction
US 158 BarcoWhalebone Junction
US 258 NC 561VA state line
US 264 WashingtonWhalebone Junction
US 301 HalifaxVA state line
NC 11 Pitt-Martin county line–Murfreesboro
NC 32 NC 99VA state line
NC 34 BarcoSligo
NC 37 US 64US 17
NC 92 US 264NC 99/NC 306
NC 99 PantegoNC 32
NC 168 SligoVA state line
NC 308 US 13US 258/NC 561
NC 561 US 301US 258



The tour route was established in 1975 by the North Carolina General Assembly; which included designated highways, locations and signage. A 1977 act amended the original law to expand the list of designated highways and locations.[1][2]


  1. ^ "NC Senate Bill 315: An act to designate certain major highways s Historic Albemarle Tours Highways" (PDF). Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "NC Senate Bill 409: An act to amend the Historic Albemarle Tour Highway Act" (PDF). Retrieved March 20, 2016.

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