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.

Aycock Birthplace

Upcoming Events

  • February 15 - 21:
    Sustainability Art Show

    Tired of cold weather and dreaming of your spring garden? There's art waiting to inspire you at the "Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Art Show." This free show is all about the changing way Americans eat. The show will encourage conversation about our rapidly changing food culture and educate, engage and encourage people to pay attention to how they eat, what they buy, and about their responsibility to create a healthier, safer food system. The "Lexicon of Sustainability Art Show" is one of many events promoting the Wayne County Reads program. The book selected this year is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life," by Barbara Kingsolver. For more information visit http://www.waynegov.com/domain/151.


  • March 14:
    Let's Go Fly a Kite

    Saturday, 12 noon - 3 pm
    If you enjoy flying a kite during springtime and are looking for a wide-open space free of electrical and phone lines, then this is the place to be. On this day, the site will open its grounds to all kite flyers. Come out and see how high you can fly. New this year – participants will also be able to make a model biplane using cereal boxes and other household items. This event is free. 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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