Tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, ample parking, friendly shop owners, and the Cape Fear Farmer's Market of Bladen County call Elizabethtown's downtown area home. The quaint specialty shops, restaurants, and warm smiles offer a welcome change from the everyday hustle and bustle of urban life. Plan your visit to enjoy a slower pace and experience shopping and dining unique to downtown Elizabethtown.
Downtown Elizabethtown covers several blocks of West Broad Street, South Poplar Street, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It is the perfect area to spend a day exploring the town and experience one of Mother Nature's Playground's shining stars, Tory Hole Park.
While enjoying your day with us, capture a selfie in front of the Lt. Col. Curtis L. Brown, Jr. mural. Lt. Col. Brown is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel. He participated in six space missions and is one of our local heroes. He was born in Elizabethtown on March 11, 1956, and our airport, the Curtis L. Brown Jr. Field Airport, is named in his honor.
Tory Hole Park marks the Tory Hole Battleground. The battleground is a ravine from Poplar Street to the Cape Fear River. The park offers a scenic view of the river with a park, exercise trail, picnic shelter, playground, amphitheater, and a nine-hole disc golf course. There is also access to an NC Wildlife boat ramp on site. The park is an experience your family will create memories of to last a lifetime!
The Cape Fear Farmer's Market of Bladen County is at 106 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The market is home to Barefoot's Sandwich Shoppe and Burney's Sweets & More. You will often discover some of our local farmers with a beautiful harvest of fresh vegetables and fruits and artisans with hand-made wares to please your senses.