Visit the Rocky River Friends Meeting in Siler City

Siler City is a small town in central North Carolina. It's charming with its historic downtown buildings, recreational activities and cultural events. Try out some of the local spots, and learn more about the town's history while staying at a Siler City bed and breakfast.

Rocky River Friends Meeting
1795 Stanley Snow Camp Rd.
Siler City, NC 27344

The Rocky River Friends Meeting was established by Quakers in the Rocky River area near Siler City in 1753. It was an organized worship service that took place on Wednesdays. The first meetings were probably held in a log cabin until a better building was built. Before 1753, services were held in individual homes. According to the marker, they began having monthly services in 1908. You can still see the historic marker on Stanley Snow Camp Road just north of Siler City.

Snow Camp Outdoor Theater
310 Drama Rd.
Snow Camp, NC 27349

The Snow Camp Outdoor Theater, just north of Siler City, will enhance your knowledge of history and keep you entertained for the evening. Its main purpose is to educate the public about our history and culture. Pathway to Freedom is the only outdoor drama that portrays the history of African Americans and the Underground Railroad. They show a variety of musicals, classic stories and children's shows. Adult tickets are $15 each, as of 2011. From May to November, they also host a farmer's market every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The historic Wilson Amphitheater is also located on the grounds, and has been certified as a part of the National Underground Railroad Registry.

House in the Horseshoe
288 Alston House Rd.
Sanford, NC 27330

Located in the horseshoe bend in Deep River, this historic plantation was built in the 1700s. The house was attacked during the American Revolution, and was later home to the governor. The house still contains many of the antique furnishings of the colonial era, as well as bullet holes and scars of the war. The architecture and detailed woodwork in the home are spectacular. You can tour the house Tuesday through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are no admission fees, but donations are accepted.

Almanac County Historic Museum
4777 S. Nc Hwy. 62
Burlington, NC

The Almanac County Historic Museum was built as a home in 1790. The historic home is still reminiscent of the Victorian era with its antique furnishings. The home is said to be the birthplace of Edwin Holt, a pioneer in the textile industry. It's available for weddings, luncheons and other special events. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Guided tours are available, and usually take about 45 minutes. The museum is occasionally closed for private events. Call ahead from a Siler City inn for more information.