Aycock Birthplace

Education – Farm Life

Charles B. Aycock was born into a rural home here in Wayne County in 1859. Interested in politics from his youth, Aycock began to practice law and move up in the Democratic Party after graduating from the University of North Carolina. In 1900 he was elected governor and dedicated himself to improving public education in North Carolina. By the time he left office four years later, one school had been built for each day the governor was in office. Today a typical schoolhouse of the period stands on the site.

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Call for Volunteers

Aycock Birthplace is looking for new volunteers to give tours, provide hands-on demonstrations, and assist in the gift shop. If interested, please call Sarah Pittman at 919-242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

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Upcoming Events

  • June 13:
    Saturday on the Farm

    Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
    If you enjoy honey or have an interest in beekeeping, gardening, or vintage tractors, this celebration of North Carolina's 19th century farm heritage is a "must do". In addition to featuring beekeeping and gardening, you'll enjoy a display of vintage farm equipment by the Eastern Carolina Vintage Equipment Club.
    The Wayne County Extension Master Gardeners will provide information to gardeners on lawns, landscapes and gardens. Homeowners can make environmentally sound decisions for their landscapes and gardens with this knowledge. Learn about the Master Gardeners' free plant clinic and how to become a Master Gardener. The event is free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.


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Contact Us

Aycock Birthplace
264 Governor Aycock Road
Fremont, NC 27830 Phone: (919) 242-5581
Email: aycock@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


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