In its hey day the Somerset Place Plantation occupied more than 100,000 acres of land on the banks of Lake Phelps. The community of more than 200 residents working on the plantation had their own hospital and church on the site, along with housing, dining and other necessary facilities. In all more than 50 buildings made up the complex, seven of which have been preserved for contemporary visitors to one of the South’s largest plantations.
The seven original buildings on 31 acres on the edge of Lake Phelps represent the remnants of one of North Carolina’s largest 19th century working plantations. During its original life, more than 200 people, enslaved and free, were needed to operate the massive complex. Reconstructed residences of enslaved workers vividly depict antebellum life on the plantation.
- 2572 Lake Shore Rd
- Creswell, NC
- Telephone: 252-797-4560