From the Yeopim Native Americans who originally inhabited the land, to the story of Hall of Famer and Perquimans local Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the Perquimans County History Museum contains 400 years of history to fascinate children and adults alike! Located at 104 Dobbs Street Hertford, NC, the museum is open Tues-Sat 10 AM-2 PM.
Perquimans County holds one of very few monuments in the United States of America that honors the African American soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War. This one in particular, honors the black brothers in arms who came from Perquimans County. It is one of 30 stops on the North Carolina Black Heritage Tour, one of 1200 stops on the Civil War Trails Tour, and can be found on the corner of King Street and Hyde Park Street in Hertford. Visit the monument site for more information on the people it honors.
In 1672, the first religious service on record in NC was held by William Edmundson, a member of the Quaker faith. This marker honors the beginnings of the religious life of a great state. See this memorial marker near the corner of Church Street and Newby Street in downtown Hertford.
The oldest brick home in NC rests right here in Perquimans County! Tour the residence and learn about its building and its fascinating story to date. Then visit the gift shop to take home a memory from your historical experience! Also on site, is a traditionally built Periauger, a style of boat used in Colonial times. For more information, visit www.perquimansrestoration.com
Downtown Hertford overflows with Victorian and Georgian style homes dating back hundreds of years. The Turtle Walk (named after Perquimans' unofficial mascot) is a self-guided tour for those who love the beauty of architectural history. Documents that guide this tour are coming soon!
Escaping religious persecution, Quakers were among the earliest settlers in the Albemarle area. Perquimans holds the oldest meeting house in NC at Piney Woods Friends Meeting (1723). Learn more at Perquimans County History Museum, located at 104 Dobbs Street Hertford, NC.