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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Education Resources

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

  • October 22:
    Travels Through Time

    Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm
    See costumed interpreters demonstrate quilting, spinning, and quilling. Admission is $2.


  • October 29:
    Travels Through Time

    Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm
    See costumed demonstrations of candle making and open hearth cooking. Admission is $2.


  • November 11:
    Site Closed

    We will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day (state holiday) on Tuesday, November 11th, reopening Wednesday, November 12th on our regular schedule. "Thank You" to all veterans for your service.


  • December 2 and 4:
    Christmas Candlelight Tours

    Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

    Enjoy Christmas music in our auditorium. Then go to our one-room school and participate in a shadow play. Stroll over to the Aycock home, decorated for the season and learn about 19th century Christmas traditions. Visit the historic kitchen and see a 19th century Christmas feast spread on the table and see open hearth cooking demonstrations. Free samples of apple cider will be avaiable.


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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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