Halifax County's rich history sets it apart. April 12, 1776, the date commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies the Fourth Provincial Congress' adoption of the Halifax Resolves during a meeting right here in Halifax. With that action, North Carolina became the first colony to take a bold, official step toward declaring independence from England. You can step back in time in Historic Halifax and experience the lifestyle of those early revolutionaries. The Historic Halifax Visitor's Center offers a museum, brief film, living history demonstrations, and tours of ten historic structures and a unique archaeological exhibit.