With a history dating back centuries, America has a storied past that you can learn even more about in some pretty unique places. Shermans Travel knows how dedicated history buffs are to learning more about the past and how it influenced where America is today, so it looked for some of the oldest places around the country and compiled a list of the best historic town in each state, from gold mining towns out west to revolutionary sites that date back to America's founding.
So which North Carolina town was named the best historic in the state?
This coastal hideaway was once a popular spot for swashbuckling pirates, which you can learn more about year-round at the NC Maritime Museum in the small area's downtown. Here's what the site had to say:
"Beaufort, a once-prominent fishing and whaling community, is one of North Carolina's oldest towns. The destination quickly gained popularity amongst pirates like Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny. Today, you can browse some of Blackbeard's possessions at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Those looking to dive deeper into Beaufort's history can take a walking tour through town."
Check out the full list of each state's most historic town at shermanstravel.com.