Local Area Attractions Near Enfield / Rocky Mount KOA Journey
Royal Palace Theatre
The Royal Palace Theatre is located only 15 minutes from our KOA! It hosts a 1500 seat concert theatre where musical artists, comedians, wrestlers and more perform!
I-95, Exit 171
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
This mansion is an outstanding example of late Federal architecture in North Carolina and was built in 1830. It is open to the public every second Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. 1-800-849-6825. This is located just off Hwy 64 ByPass E (Benvenue Rd, Peachtree St Exit) www.rockymounttravel.com
Children's Museum & Science Center at the Imperial Centre
This historic facility opened in 2006 and houses 10 art galleries, an education facility, a state of the art theater, and a Children's Museum and Science Center. Attractions include informative classes, hair-raising science demonstrations, planetarium programs and plethora of must-see exhibits to educate and entertain children of all ages. Open Tues thru Sun every week, see web site for times and prices. Wonderful Wednesdays - Free admission for everyone from 2pm to 5pm! www.rockymounttravel.com
270 Gay Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Halifax County's rich history sets it apart. Several Indian tribes settled the area before the immigrants arrived in Halifax County. This history is celebrated each year at the Pow Wow Festival in Hollister North Carolina.
The Visitor's Center offers an audiovisual presentation, exhibits, guided tours and displays depicting the history of the town. Several historic structures are open on the site including the Sally Billy House (1808), the Burgess House (1808), the Halifax County Jail (1838), the Tap Room (1760), the Eagle Tavern (1790), the Owens House (1760) and more. The Montfort House portrays the lifestyle of this wealthy Halifax resident, the first and only Provincial Grand Master Mason of North America.
Halifax is the nation's birthplace of independence. The historic document "Halifax Resolves" was signed here on April 12, 1776, predating the Declaration of Independence by almost 3 months. It was the first official action for independence by any colony. There is an annual Halifax Day Celebration coinciding with this date each year.
There is also a production of "First for Freedom" put on each year by Eastern Stage Productions. This outdoor drama depicts the events surrounding signing of the Halifax Resolves, based on a novel of the same name by local author, Max Williams.
The Annual Fourth of July Celebration, is always held on the Fourth of July. This wonderful event provides entertainment for all ages and draws in approximately 8-10 thousand people a year to this small town. There is always lots of food, fun and family activities.
The Second Saturday in December, the Annual "Christmas in Halifax" is held with a Halifax, with a Christmas Parade along King Street. Historic Halifax also decorates the houses in period decorations and sponsors various other activities.
25 Saint David Street
Halifax, NC 27839
This provides a scenic drive, picnic facilities, scenic overlooks, walks along the Tar River and a marble monument to local Confederates killed in war. This park also features Rocky Mount's original Post Office, a very old graveyard and a great view of the Tar River falls. www.rockymounttravel.com
1308 Falls Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804