Tombstones at Greenwood Cemetery in New Bern

Hallowed Grounds

Beneath canopies of Spanish moss or wide-open skies, our ancestors rest peacefully, their graves marked by ornate monuments, worn stone markers, or sometimes nothing at all. In cemeteries across the state, we honor those who came before us.

35 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina

The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.