Reviews of Somerset Place State Historic Site (Museum)

2572 Lake Shore Rd, Creswell, NC 27928, United States

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REVIEWS OF Somerset Place State Historic Site IN North Carolina

Carl Ange

Beth Sembly

Worth Visiting. Very good tour of house and property. Well done!

Anthony Krause


I enjoyed the tour. It was so interesting.everyone was full of information and were more than willing to answer questions from the students.

Crownsmen Ministries

Great place on the quite Lake Phelps of NC

Monique Kirby

It's a bit of a drive, but the docents are articulate and speak so knowledgeably about the history of the plantation and life during the peak of slavery. Bring a donation because this site is worth preserving. We must remember our history and honor the stories of those who were enslaved during a horrific era in America.

Simon Jones

Taylor Stewart

Everytime I place by Creswell I always stop by this place. They have an amazing set up with some very beautiful views. They also have an amazing back story and is definitely worth a tour. They even have trails that lead over to Lake Phelps with spectacular views of the lake. It also has benches to take a rest and enjoy the view. Swimming is prohibited.

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Dan Warne

This a great place to visit to see how a plantation was run and configured. Great guides

Johnna Aust

Nancy Murray

Just love this place! One can almost feel the spirits of the people who once lived there. The tour guide was so fun and shared the information in such a clever way! Great road trip.

Greg Egan

Complete your includes history, buildings, and w way if life.


Great place love it

Felicia Lynch

Cathy Rogers

Beautiful and very interested

Veronica Lajesse

Loved the tour

Tony Towler

Amazing history and buildings intact. Well worth a visit.

Chloe Tuttle

I took a day trip to Somerset Place Plantation. My GPS suggested that I wind around all over the flat countryside leading up to Somerset. And then I arrived and walked down a long path and there was Somerset sitting on the shores of Lake Phelps. The Greek Revival main house is preserved, but so are the slave quarters and out buildings that made this plantation thrive. It is off the beaten bath, so you just might get a private tour guide like I did. Lisa was very knowledgeable and she gets thumbs up!

Martha Spencer

This was a great day trip to a remarkable place. It was educational and enjoyable for the beauty of the house, outbuildings, and grounds with towering cypress trees.

Stephanie Thomas

Tracey Urich

Van Dora Williams

This place is full of history, real American history. Plantation owner's house, slave hospital and cabins, and other buildings bring the antebellum period to life.

Lee Parker

Exciting displays and tour today.

Shana Guy

Neat place!

James keyworth

Ryan Kotler

Moderately interesting historic plantation. Call ahead to make sure they're open.

Michelle Darden Lee

I didn't know what to expect. But, I was amazed at the detailed descriptions of the people that lived on the plantation and what their lives were like. I highly recommend the tour.

Jake Taylor

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Sean Fokes

stopped in after our visit to Pettigrew State Park, took the full tour. An amazing history lesson. I'd never heard of it before, but we were very glad we stopped.

Terry Spruill

Love the house

Emily B

Great historic site, the guided tours are wonderful. The tour guides know a lot about the history of Somerset.

Jennifer Bright

Karen McClanahan

We stopped here in our way home from the Outer Banks last year but the site was closed for Easter holidays. This year we were lucky to stop when it was open. I strongly recommend taking the guided tour (it runs about 90 minutes) to get the most out of your visit.

Kathy Olson

This was a wonderful place to visit and so informative. We received a private tour and was able to view the whole house. The old, old trees were just so lovely. It was wonderful to see the slave quarters and hear about their life. A wonderful authentic out of the way place to visit. I will be going there many more times. I suggest buying a book or two to learn about the slave's life in N.C.


What an awesome place. The only thing I regret is I didn't take a guided tour.

Danny McStoots

Had a wonderful time here ,I felt like I was traveling back in time ,from candle making to making corn husk dolls ,old time wagon rides ,to making smores at the campfire

Johnny Smith

Very nice historic plantation

Sandy Mester

We went during the Christmas celebration and we had a great time touring the house and sampling the food. The staff were very friendly, helpful and answered all our questions.

Charlie Hutchins

Went to the 50th Jubilee. Very interesting.

Donna Hardy

Brent Quick

As a Caucasian, slavery is something that I can only say is a sickening historical fact. The staff here do not represent this properly. There is a "white wash" of history in their presentation that perpetuates the sterotype of Southerners not acknowledging this and that is why three stars.

Gary White

Joanie Dunbar

First time seeing Summerset,the Dunbar family Reunion was held their only once ,since Alex Haley Past.

Nicole Moore

Great history! Not easy to find though.

Breynn Bailey

This is a lovely place to visit. It's not ada accessible and in need of some tlc. A secret gem for sure!

Randy White

Fabio Brotto

Touching experience with the best guide ever.. totally worth the trip!

Francis Crochet

Gorgeously restored, breathtaking setting, quiet with only the breeze and the birds...probably like it was when the original owners resided there. Highly recommended.

Mary Carter

Very educational.

Haley H Braddy

Beautiful place! Great for bridal and family portraits!

Michelle Crowley

Very informative

Shirlee Winborne

I was quickly taken back in time. The tour guide was awesome in explaining how thing operated during slavery. It felt as if I could feel the presence of those who worked and lived at Somerset. If you like history, you'll love your visit at Somerset.

Mary Farwell

Tour was extremely thorough and interesting. The story of all who live there including enslaved people was told thoughtfully and with details supported by artifacts documents and photographs.

Victoria Cluff

there is a lot of history at this place.

Steven Bradshaw

We had a Very good guide! Best of the plantations.

SUNNY Jordan

It was a great visit to experience a glimpse of how my ancestors lived and survived as slaves. This was a good experience to visit a place of my family history.. I vow to move on towards freedom and exhibit love peace and happiness to all people , race, and creed. I'm a Littlejohn, Jones, Smith and therefore a Spruill descendent.

Carl Coffield

Hannah M

Wayne Penn

Mark Stevens

Timothy Pipkin

Andrew Coates

One of North Carolina's hidden gems. This is one of the best-preserved plantations I have ever seen. The slave buildings are incredible, especially because you get to experience the contrast between them and the master's house. Absolutely worth the trip from Edenton or the Outer Banks.

John W. Mahood

A nice historical site to visit when taking a trip to the OBX. It gives you a chance to stretch your legs and learn about the life of plantation slaves during that era.

Spence Campbell

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. I recommend the visit if you're near the area.

Robin Andersoñ

Guides bring history to life. The house and grounds a must see.. Bookstore provides many books on the region and slavery experience. Be prepared to walk. Comfortable shoes needed.

Rudy Gruenke III

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