Somerset Place Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Published 12:26 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

CRESWELL — Warmer weather and blooming flowers are the perfect cue for the Somerset Place Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Saturday, March 31, 1 to 3 p.m. Round up the kids, grab the camera for a photo op, pack a picnic lunch and hippity hop your way to Somerset Place for an egg-arrific good time!

The children can bring their Easter baskets or bags and enjoy crafts, demonstrations and fun. Be sure to plan to meet the Easter Bunny. An egg hunt will be held for children ages ten and under, and will start at 1 p.m. There will be two separate hunting areas, one for ages five and under, and another for ages six to 10. Find a golden egg and win an Easter basket filled with goodies.

Children age 10 and older can make a small basket with help from a historic interpreter, and master a time-honored craft. The activity fee for the egg hunt (children 10 and under only) or basket weaving (age 10 and up) is $2 each.

Somerset Place is a representative state historic site offering a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th century life on a large North Carolina plantation. Originally, the plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded acres. Over the life of the plantation, more than 50 white employees and more than 850 enslaved workers lived at Somerset.

For additional information please call (252) 797-4560 or email Somerset Place is located at 2572 Lake Shore Rd., Creswell. It is administered by the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.