Old-fashioned southern hospitality and small-town living is carefully preserved in quiet and charming Hertford, an all-American town that is uniquely North Carolina. This close-knit neighborhood type of community makes you feel at home in no time. Take in historic sites, there are plenty to see, Hertford is the 7th oldest town in the State. Residents and visitors alike, enjoy the classic Victorian and Georgian style homes, and the accommodating local shops and restaurants flanking the banks of the Perquimans River.

Below are some of our favorite things to do besides a picnic under the pavilion or looking out on the river, or strolling to Woodard’s Pharmacy for ice cream, or getting out on the water for the day.

Carolina Moon Bakery – Pop in and enjoy artisan breads, cakes and pastries.

Brew to Rescue Café – Hertford’s coffee shop offering baked goods, lunch options and specialty drinks, all while helping a good cause, fighting human trafficking.

Hertford Bay Tap House – Enjoy their 21 taps of craft beer and cider, domestics, a variety of wines and live music or karaoke.

Barley & Vine – A unique wine craft beer shop in charming downtown Hertford, offering beer on tap, wine by the glass or special wine and prosecco treats. Sip & sit a spell.

Hertford Merrcantile – A gift shop and specialty store for all who enter.

Perquimans Arts League – This non-profit organization is run with the help of volunteers and showcases local artist in their gallery. Plus, it offers classes and workshops.

Even with its small-town culture, Hertford offers a world of amenities and attractions just waiting to be discovered including our very own, Albemarle Plantation.

Click here to view current listings in Albemarle Plantation, where you can enjoy distinct coastal living, award-winning golf, resort amenities, elegant homes, and a private marina. Be sure to click to view special pricing and book your visit today! Guests enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with access to the one-of-a-kind amenities offered at Albemarle Plantation. Kayak on the stunning Albemarle Sound, bike through the community and get to know the residents as you dine at the clubhouse. Take this opportunity to explore the area!