Granville County offers fun opportunities for visitors for all ages. Spend the day fishing or kayaking at one of the five lakes accessible within the county. In addition to boating, you can swim, picnic, hike, or bike at many of the lakes. Try a horseback ride at one of two equestrian facilities or paddle down the Tar River.

History buffs will enjoy the Granville museum, courthouse, and historic homes of Oxford and the surrounding area. The Oak Hill Heritage House in Oxford also offers a research library and museum.

The Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor houses more than 10 glassblowers and potters and sells the work of more than 200 fine craftspeople from throughout the United States. Plays are offered throughout the year by two area theater groups. Special events like the Pottery and Glass Festival, the North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest, and the Creedmoor Music Festival offer entertainment for the whole family.

Sit down to a delicious gourmet dinner or a casual meal at one of our county’s more than 40 restaurants. From barbeque and traditional southern dishes, to Italian and fresh farm-to-table fare, you’ll discover meals to please everyone’s taste buds.

Nearby, you’ll find the best of collegiate sporting events, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University within a 40-minute drive. On the professional level, the Durham Bulls baseball team and the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team compete in Durham and Raleigh.

Other attractions within an easy drive include the Durham Performing Arts Center and Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For more information about things to do while visiting our county, visit the Granville County Tourism Development Authority.

For information on the TDA Mini Grant for 2021-2022, click here

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