Why Murfreesboro? How about natural beauty? Murfreesboro is nestled in between sprawling farms, lush trees and runs along the beautiful Meherrin River that lies eighty feet below! How about Historic beauty done right? The Murfreesboro Historical District, and surrounding Landmarks and Homes are proudly displayed and tended to with love! The district is made up of thirteen wonderful sites. "The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum", an amazing and vast collection of unbelievable American History! The "Rea Museum" is a smaller scale surreal collection of wonders! See the "Gatlin Gun", see full set displays of the History Eras! The district also has a formidable live Blacksmith, Tin Shop, Agricultural Building and even a Country Store! Then there are homes that inspire such as the The Roberts-Vaughan House and the Wheeler House!
Chowan University anchors the mirror side of town from the river. Chowan's history dates back to it's establishment in 1848, and it's Columns Building is just downright gorgeous, try seeing it at night! And lets not forget Chowan Pond and Fountain, one of my favorites! The University is such a part of Murfreesboro it is just like having another neighborhood. They host events open to all, even visitors! Free events that encompass concerts, theatre, movies, and community fun! Chowan also plays host to some huge events for the community in their park, such as the annual "Relay for Life"!
Murfreesboro is also home to some of the coolest and unique events around! Okay so what is coming up that is so special? Love Halloween? Then don't miss this premiere two Halloween events wrapped together Spooktacular! The traditioned Ghost Walk will offer Ghoulish Tour Guides who are knowledgeable on the History and will tell a Spooky Tale as you wander through 8 Square blocks of Historic Mischief! Wrapping the Ghost walk is the Murfreesboro's Historic Haunt on October 30 and 31st! Have fun with over 30 Experienced and Talented Actors as they bring everything Halloween to Life! For those that do not want to get scared, or for hanging out after then the Activities area is for you! Sway to the Haunting sounds of the Potecasi Spook Band, enjoy traditional Halloween games and activities. Pumpkin Decorating, Gourd Carving by the Hertford County Arts Council, Face Painting from Chowan University and Halloween Treats by the Flanagan House! Check it out on Facebook at the Historic Haunt!
Love Christmas? How about a wondrous week of historic and town celebration? The first week in December is Christmas in Murfreesboro! December first is the Christmas Tree Illumination Night! Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on hand for photographs, and Ion the Murfreesboro Christmas Elf will be causing his usual Holiday mischief! December third and forth is the wondrous 30th annual "Candlelight Christmas" Tour! This beautiful torch lit event captures your heart! Everywhere is music and festivities! Gorgeous Horse Drawn Carriages clipitty clop you through thirteen sites and the holiday surprises that lie within! Perfectly placed lighting only enhances the natural beauty that surrounds the tour. Just an amazing night that makes you feel all warm inside! A whole town welcomes you with open arms and spirit! Want a parade? December fifth shuts down Main Street and entries come from all over to participate in our Christmas Parade to wow and make you smile! There are so many more reasons to make Murfreesboro your destination for a day trip, or an overnight stay! I have to save some for next time now don't I?
Maybe you are in need of a getaway! Somewhere to be alone and paint, or just the two of you go and relax. Let the world fade away. Sounds like you need a bed and breakfast experience! What is a Bed and Breakfast? It is a home! It is a greeting as you walk in the door with a big smile and your hosts already knowing your name! It is a different kind of an experience. Motels you can be rambunctious. A Bed and Breakfast offers a more relaxing and laid back experience! It offers a personal touch you don't usually find in a Motel or Hotel. At the Flanagan House Bed and Breakfast the goal is to have you arrive as a guest and leave a friend! So we welcome you go to www.theflanaganhouse.com and check out our Bed and Breakfast or our events and entertainment link to all kinds of stuff to do here in Murfreesboro, Ahoskie and Hertford County!