Edenton Things to Do
The Visitor's Center features a 14 minute slide show (free) of the history of Edenton, maps, displays, gift shop, and guided walking tours daily. Tours include historic sites such as St. Paul's Church, ca. 1736; Cupola House, ca. 1758; Barker House, ca. 1782; Chowan County Courthouse, 1767; and the James Iredell House, ca. 1773. On foot or by...more
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.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...more
Cupola House (which is on the walking tour) is considered one of the finest wood structure Jacobean style houses in the South. The interior was not open to the public except on the walking tour through the Visitor's Center. A National Historic Landmark. At present the house is undergoing renovation, but you can enjoy the gardens on your own between...more
This building was the residence of Thomas and Penelope Barker. Penelope was a principle figure in the Edenton Tea Party - the women met and signed a paper saying they would not use taxed English tea in Oct 25, 1774.The house was built in 1782- so it was after the Teaparty. It is a handsome double porched building which is the headquarters for...more
This teapot memorial to the Edenton Tea Party is along side of the town green. The teapot statue is sitting on top of a cannon.The Edenton Teapot commemorates 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. It stands on top of a cannon on the...more
O.K, you seen Edenton by walking around town. Now see Edenton from the water for a whole new perspective. Spend some time paddling the creeks and rivers flowing into the Albemarle Sound, or paddle the sound itself. The birdlife is superb, the flowers and shrubs unique to this area give meaning to life on the water.more
Instead of a bed and breakfast in Edenton, we stayed at the Hampton in which includes a breakfast...more
501 Virginia Road
Good for: Couples
The service that was received went beyond 5-stars!! This B & B is by far the very best that my...more
This restaurant was the only one we could find that was open on Sunday night. (The desk clerk at the Hampton Inn recommended it.) It was across RR tracks - hard for us to find - and had seafood, steaks or BBQ. Friendly family service - plastic utensils and styrofoam plates, but the food is good and hot.A review says: "Authentic North Carolina...more
In May of 1996, Waterman's Grill opened. It occupies a historic buildings, which was formerly occupied by the old Tynch & Toppin Fish Market.There are two dining areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) as well as a bar, and there was a wine shop in the bar.Their website says: Local favorites include our Crab Cakes, Cashew Crusted Tilapia, Prime...more
The restaurant has a small wine & beer retail shop in the waiting area that carries a variety of imported beers. We didn't sample any of their wares, but we walked through the area on the way to the bathroomRelated to:
- Historical Travel
- Beer Tasting
Edenton Warnings and Dangers
In my home area, we have overlapping area codes, so we have to dial the area code plus the phone number all the time.
However in other areas, even in quite big cities, I find that the area code is not necessary.
Usually if you dial the number with the area code, the call will go through whether you need it or not. If you don't dial the area code and it is needed, it would not go through.
However when I asked the hotel clerk whether my local access number in Elizabeth City was long distance she said no, but forgot to warn me that if I dialed the AC, the switchboard would charge as if it was REALLY a long distance call.
I ended up with 48 minutes of internet time that cost $180.Related to:
- Business Travel
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
Edenton Sports & Outdoors
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 (photo 2) (with bathrooms) in the waterfront park. Picnic tables are also available in the park.
Equipment: 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.Related to:
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
We visited Edenton with two purposes. The main one was research. 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...more
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