April 12, 1776, the date commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies the Fourth Provincial Congress’ adoption of the Halifax Resolves, the first official action for independence by any colony.
You can step back in time and experience the lifestyle of those early revolutionaries. The Visitor Center offers an audiovisual presentation, exhibits, guided tours and displays depicting the history of the town. Several historic structures are open on the site including the Sally Billy House (1808), the Burgess House (1808), the Halifax County Jail (1838), the Tap Room (1760) & Eagle Tavern (1790) the Owens House (1760), Clerks Office (1832) and more. The Montfort House, an archaeological exhibit over original foundations, portrays the lifestyle of this wealthy Halifax resident, the first and only Provincial Grand Master Mason of North America. Site also offers a spacious picnic area.