George Washington Slept Here: Washington, Bath, Aurora, and Edward Professional Review and Guide
"Head east to the wide Pamlico River for this day trip to North Carolina’s oldest town. Here you’ll get a glimpse into the state’s past at North Carolina’s first church and the three historic homes that comprise the historic site at “North Carolina’s First Town.” But before plunging into Bath, linger a little in Washington—the original Washington, as the local residents are fond to point out. As you stroll along on the Historic Washington Walking Tour, you’ll learn more about this quaint Southern town, such as the fact that prolific film producer Cecil B. DeMille spent time here as a boy. Washington is a good place to overnight if you’re extending your trip.
From Aurora, it’s a short drive to Edward, where you’ll visit a winery before driving the flat coastal plain back to Washington. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Raleigh-Durham. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."