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

  • December 2:
    "A Christmas Carol"

    Friday, 7 - 9 pm
    Join the cast of Center Stage Theatre, Friday, December 2, 2016 beginning at 7:00, for this fun interactive production. Watch as scenes from this classic work come to life! Admission is free!

  • December 6 and 8:
    Christmas Candlelight Tour

    Tues. and Thurs., 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Come see what Christmas would have been like in 1870. See a shadow play in the one-room schoolhouse, meet the Aycock's in the historic homestead, and witness an open-hearth cooking demonstration in our historic kitchen. Admissions is $2.00 per person.

  • December 17:
    Cookies and Canes

    Saturday, 1 - 3 pm
    Learn the history of some of your favorite Christmas traditions during this special one-day event. Make your own 19th century style ornament, hear tales from the North Pole from our special guest, then construct your own gingerbread house out of graham crackers! Tickets for this special event are $10 per child.

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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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