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

  • March 8:
    Travels through Time:
    Spinning and Basket Weaving

    Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm
    Travels through Time presents: Spinning and Basket Weaving, a living history demonstration. Demonstrations will begin at 10:00. Groups of 10 or more must pre-register. The cost is $2.14 per person. For information or group registration, call (919) 242-5581.


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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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