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Historic Edenton State Historic Site

108 North Broad Street - 252-482-2637 (Convenient Bus Parking)
A large selection of activities including Interpreted Walking Tours, Trolley Tours, Period Workshops, and "hands on-make and take" Colonial Crafts Activities. Interpreted tours are conducted at various times throughout the day, Monday - Sunday, varying in length and price. The site emphasizes Edenton's rich history including the Revolutionary War and Civil War eras. Student and Adult Tours. To learn more about the offerings visit: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/iredell/iredell.htm

Cultural Activities

Chowan Arts Council

504 South Broad Street - 252-482-8005 (Convenient Bus Parking)
The Gallery Shop features paintings, pottery, hand crafted jewelry, fiber arts and much more. A gallery talk with a local artist or a wine and cheese reception for groups. To learn more about the offerings and events taking place visit www.chowanarts.com

Fishing Tradition

Edenton National Fish Hatchery

1104 West Queen Street - 252-482-4118 (Convenient Bus Parking)
On the Charles Kuralt Trail, Fish the ponds - Enjoy the new aquarium - Exhibits - Walk the trail

Theatre

Live Christian Drama - Rocky Hock Playhouse

749 Virginia Road - Nixon's Catering Banquet Facility - 252-482-4621 (Convenient Bus Parking)
Matinee and evening luncheon and dinner performances year-round of full-length, Broadway-style Musicals. To learn more about the plays visit: www.rockyhockplayhouse.com

Suggested Itineraries

All Day Tour

  • Arrive at the Visitor Center in the morning
  • Restroom break and 14 minute audio presentation on the history of Edenton
  • Tour one, two, three or four public buildings or 1/2 take the trolley tour and others tour one of the buildings and then reverse
  • Lunch at one of the area restaurants
  • Take in a matinee performance at the Rocky Hock Playhouse (3 miles from Town)
  • Return home

Edenton Hub - Regional Highlighted Options

West

  • Hope Plantation in Windsor (26 miles)
  • Sans Souci Ferry in Windsor (25 miles)
  • Boones Antiques in Wilson (80 miles)

East

  • Newbold-White House in Hertford (14 miles)
  • Historic Hertford Antique Shopping Downtown (14 miles)
  • Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City (33 miles)
  • Somerset Place in Creswell (25 miles)
  • Manteo (65 miles) Elizabethan Gardens, Ft. Raleigh, Lost Colony Pageant (summer only), Roanoke Island Festival Park including the Elizabeth II, NC Aquarium

Behind the Scene Tours

  • Penelope Barker House Welcome Center features tours on period furniture
  • Private Homes Tours either through the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center or Historic Edenton Visitor Center
  • Architectural Tours through the Visitor Center
  • Any tour design can be created by the Visitor Center Staff

Airports Serving our Area

  • Norfolk International - 757-857-3200 (90 Miles)
  • Raleigh/Durham International - 919-840-2123 (150 Miles)
  • Pitt-Greenville - 252-758-4707 - (90 Miles)

Accommodations for Groups

Hampton Inn - 252-482-3500 - edenton.hamptoninn.com
Contact: Katrina Barnes, Group Rates, Comp Room & discount for driver with 15+ rooms, Comp Breakfast, Baggage Handling, Motorcoach Parking, Handicapped Accessible