Hampton Inn Edenton

115 HAMPTON INN DR, Edenton, NC 27932

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Hampton Inn Edenton
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    Bed and Breakfast on the Cheap


    Instead of a bed and breakfast in Edenton, we stayed at the Hampton in which includes a breakfast and free local calls much cheaper than any of the bed and breakfasts (some of which are $500/night, but that includes breakfast AND dinner)

    Note the Warning about local call charges.

    Unique Quality: Outdoor pool, free breakfast, free local calls, right off Rt 17.

    Directions: West of Rt 17 bypass around Edenton

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Hey my name is Erin Riddick, and I live in Edenton,NC. I guess it is a great and peaceful place to live. It is a great place to hang out.


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Travel Tips for Edenton

Free Dockage

by grandmaR

We had read about Edenton's free docks - similar to Elizabeth City's free docks, but without the Rose Buddy's and with electricity. So when we were on our way down to visit our son for Thanksgiving by car, we checked them out and we also wanted to see if we could get under the bridge that's over the Albemarle sound and to the Edenton slips.

Edenton has 5 or 10 free slips at the municipal docks for cruising boats - it is right downtown near the police station and the playground and would be very convenient. After 2 free nights, dockage is $1/ft, electricity is $3 and pumpout is $5.

I have been warned that although the town docks have a breakwater, it only blocks short chop. It doesn't prevent slightly longer waves from entering the marina area, which appear to flow almost unimpeded under the breakwater. The result is a lot of rocking in the marina, because the fetch from the south is long.

Important Colonial Port

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"Colonial History"

Edenton was an important port because the American ships could sneak in through the Outer Banks and sail up Albemarle Sound. They wouldn't have to go to Norfolk or and of the more easily blockaded ports. These cannon represent some of the ones that were shipped to Edenton to defend the town. The town couldn't pay for them when they arrived, so the captain apparently put them on a barge anchored out off the town and waited 3 years until the town raised the money to pay for them. During the Revolution, there was a scare where the citizens were told that Cornwallis was going to come through the town. Since the only people in town were the aged, infirm, women and babies, the citizens became panicky. Refuge at in an adjoining county estate was offered, and most everyone evacuated. The town was essentially deserted for several days. Cornwallis was diverted and never actually got to Edenton, so people returned.

A pair of mallard ducks in the harbor area.

We visited Edenton with two purposes. Because Edenton was the county seat of the county and in colonial times the courthouse which had the records was here, we wanted to do some genealogical research in the courthouse. My husband's brother had gone through the town and given us some material on it including information on the Edenton Tea Party which one of my husband's ancestresses had participated in. We spent one afternoon in the courthouse looking up and copying records.

We also wanted to see if we could come by boat and stay more cheaply to do additional research.

"Across the Albemarle"

You can approach Edenton on US Rt. 17 (the way most folks come), or you can come across the Sound on highway 32. Edenton is on the shore on the left. At the very end of the highway is the fixed high level bridge which gives modern sailboats access to Edenton's docks.

We made a flying visit to Edenton in March 2005 and ate lunch at the Waterman's Grill. Then we went on to Fort Story.

Walking Tour of Edenton - third part

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Shows the bay side of Barker House at its new location on filled land. It was successfully moved with the chimneys attached. Penelope Barker was one of the instigators of the famous Edenton Tea Party, where the ladies of the town agreed not to use goods with English taxes, specifically tea and cotton. The house is open to the public, but on the walking tour you get lemonade and cookies at this point.

There is an extensive gift shop and a large reproduction of the cartoon depicting the Edenton Tea Party which was published in London with the faces of English politicians of the time. The Edenton Teaparty which took place October 25, 1774 - the earliest known instance of political activity on the part of women in the American colonies.

Considered the finest Georgian courthouse in the south. National Historic Landmark. It is currently being renovated and isn't open to be toured.

Walking Tour of Edenton - first part

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Self explanatory plaque on the side of Iredell house

Iredell House was the home of James Iredell, an Associate Justice of the first U.S. Supreme Court. His son James Iredell, Jr. was Governor of NC 1827-1828.

The house was falling into disrepair and the ladies of the DAR borrowed money to purchase it without the knowlege of their husbands. They held bake sales to pay for the interest on the loan, and sold the house to the state when they found that their charter prohibited them from owning property.

The walking tour from the historical society starts by walking from the parking lot of the historic society headquarters to the back yard of Iredell house.

Original stable building and other outbuildings which were brought from outlying plantations.

This thermometer is marked "Blood Heat" at the 98 degree level. It hangs in the entrance hall of the house.

The portrait is of Samuel Johnston. The table is set for tea. The floor has a painted floor cloth.

Mirrors in the dining room of Iredell house were hung opposite each other in order to make the room seem lighter. I'm taking a picture of myself, and I'm reflected in the mirror behind me, and so on into infinity.

Flash pictures are not allowed inside the houses (and one doesn't get a good picture with a flash in a mirror anyway).

This is from an upstairs window of Iredell House. From Iredell House, the tour goes to St. Paul Church, and then walks through the town.

After we went through the church yard and looked at the inside of the church, our guide pointed out various different styles of architecture in town, including this unusual curved sofit line.


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Address: 115 HAMPTON INN DR, Edenton, NC 27932