Adventure Comes in All Sizes at Moss Landing

Everything you love about life, right outside your door.

When you step onto the porch of your new home, you will be greeted by a vast expanse of water stretching as far as the eye can see. With the water so close, new adventures await you at every turn. Take an early morning run along the river or a leisurely afternoon stroll in the shelter of crepe myrtle trees. Then, of course, there’s the Pamlico River itself. Spend countless hours kayaking or canoeing on its crystalline waters. Fish for speckled trout and striped bass in the Pamlico Sound as sailboats glide past. Or simply gaze in quiet wonder as the rays of the setting sun light the river ablaze in a riot of color, signaling the end of another perfect day.


The Original Washington, Little Washington, or simply Washington: What easygoing locals call this picturesque city on the Inner Banks seems to change with the tides. What matters is that you find yourself here sooner, rather than later. Click here to read the rest of Our State magazine’s guide to Washington.

“I Love Living Here”

Meet the People Behind Downtown Washington’s Renaissance

Downtown is just down the street.

Washington’s downtown Harbor District is just a few short steps from your front door. There are trendy new restaurants and coffee shops to discover, fashionable new boutiques to explore, plenty of art festivals and live entertainment to enjoy. But even though downtown Washington hums with renewed activity and excitement, it hasn’t lost any of its quaint character or charm. A local landmark since the bygone days of vaudeville, the Turnage Theatre recently reopened in all its former glory. The theatre also serves as the permanent home of the local arts council: Arts of the Pamlico.

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Want to know what’s going on in Washington? Visit the Little Washington website for a complete calendar of upcoming events.

We drew on Washington’s past to make some history of our own.

Walking in Washington’s historic district is like stepping back in time. The row after row of lovingly restored, immaculately maintained homes are marvels of colonial and Victorian architecture. Perhaps you’ll strike up a conversation with one of the occupants as they people-watch from the comfort of their front porch. Like most folks here in Washington, they’re courteous, colorful and proud of their town’s rich heritage. Maybe they’ll tell you about the Marsh House across from the North Carolina Estuarium on Water Street. Built in 1795, it still has a cannonball fired during the Civil War lodged in its walls.

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