All Historic Sites

  • Historic Hope Plantation

    Restored Federal-era home of North Carolina Governor David Stone (1770-1818), located four miles west of Windsor, NC, the plantation complex offers unique insights into the late 18th- and 19th-century rural life in eastern North Carolina and the South. The centerpiece of the museum complex is the c. 1803 Hope Mansion, Read more [...]

  • Lafayette Durfee House

    1750 This is the home of Col Joseph Durfee who led the Fall River militia during the War for Independence and was frequently visited by the Marquis de Lafayette during this time period. Displays include clothing, furniture, weaponry, medical and surgical instruments and much more.

  • Audubon State Historic Site

    Audubon State Historic Site is centered around Oakley House and plantation circa 1801. It was the setting in 1821 for the artist naturalist John James Audubon who while in residence, drew many of his most famous “Birds of America”. Besides daily tours, the park also hosts a variety of programs Read more [...]

  • Tryon Palace

    Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol, but we’re remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies. Read more [...]

  • Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

    Nearly every facet of Jackson’s life revolved around his mansion at The Hermitage. It served as much as an office, gathering hall and place for entertaining as it did as his home. The Hermitage garden and grounds hold the stories of the livelihood and lifestyle of the Jackson’s family; foremost Read more [...]

  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall

    A visit to Gunston Hall begins in the Visitor Center with an exploration of the center’s exhibits which highlight details of George Mason’s civic career and the lasting influences of his most famous document, The Virginia Declaration of Rights. Exhibits also focus on facets of his personal life as well Read more [...]

  • Fort Mifflin

    THE HISTORY OF FORT MIFFLIN History LIVES at Fort Mifflin! Experience history first-hand at National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin – one of the only intact Revolutionary War battlefields and the only fort in Philadelphia! Events throughout the year highlight the Fort’s long service to the United States featuring uniformed or Read more [...]


    The Giles County Historical Society (GCHS) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Giles County. The objectives of the Society are: To provide a repository for Giles County family histories, documents, and artifacts; to perpetuate interest in the history of Giles County; and to assist Read more [...]