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September 06, 2019
Somerset Place 50th Jubilee Celebration & Tour
Somerset Place 50th Jubilee Celebration & Tour– Friday, September 6, 2019, at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Throughout the day, guests are invited to join us to partake in a slice of cake and enjoy a PowerPoint presentation to celebrate Somerset’s 50th Anniversary as a State Historic Site, owned by NC Historic Sites and Properties. We will be offering a separate 75-minute special tour Somerset Place in the New South: From Plantation to State Historic Site, 1865 - Present at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors will learn about the post-Civil War history of Somerset Place on this new tour, including the demise of slavery, the period after the Collins family’s ownership, and the lives of newly-freed African Americans. Interpreters will examine how Somerset Place was preserved as a public site and how memories and interpretations of its history changed from the Jim Crow Era to the present. A tour fee of $3 per person and group reservations of 15 or more are required.