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The Somerset Place is a state historic site in Creswell, North Carolina. It features a former plantation along the northern shore of Lake Phelps.

The Somerset Place provides visitors a comprehensive and realistic view of the life in a large 19th century North Carolina plantation. It is composed of over 100,000 acres of land area, making it a really massive plantation, even for its time. It operated from 1785 to 1865 and produced corn, rice, oats, flax, beans, and peas among other things.

Today, visitors can tour the plantation house set in the 1830s, complete with its outbuildings. The site also has several reconstructed buildings, representing the slaves? dwellings and other buildings like the hospital and stocks used for punishing slaves.
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