The residents of this first colonial capital of North Carolina love sharing with visitors its rich history, scenic beauty, and exceptional architecture. Edenton is home to three National Historic Landmarks, one of which is the state’s oldest courthouse, built in 1767 and still in use. Recently recognized by Forbes.com as one of America’s Prettiest Towns, Edenton continues to show her age with pride.
Today, you will find a vibrant downtown with unique shops, eateries, and a variety of other businesses. An active calendar of events covers outdoor recreation, including sailing, paddling, biking and baseball. Cultural events and seasonal festivals are plentiful and more picturesque set against the remarkable backdrop of this historic town and its lovely waterfront vista.
Chowan Arts Council - July
Nami Quilt Show
Saturday, July 27
Sweet Potato Pie Performance
Friday, August 2
It might not be your hometown (yet!), but we want you to know your way around.
Enjoy a leisurely guided tour around town on our restored antique trolley.
Established in 1668 as the Shaftesbury Precinct of Albemarle County, the Chowan Precinct eventually formed in 1681.
Edenton is a wonderful spot to get married! Find valuable information here!
Our town and region is a photographer's delight. Enjoy the scenic beauty!
View the ever growing video gallery of our town and the people in it.
Relax and enjoy the change of pace. Find what's going on.
Falling in love with Edenton? Our Relocation Guide will help you make the move.
These local real estate firms will help you find the home of your dreams.
We've gathered an extensive list of links so you can learn more about our region.
Virginia Pilot spotlights Edenton historic church renovation.
They say, “Edenton Shines Along the Albemarle Sound.”
The popular magazine says, “Accolades for this town keep coming. See for yourself why Edenton is one of the nation’s prettiest small towns by planning a day trip.”
The July 2015 issue of Our State spotlights our town on its cover and with a beautiful photo essay inside the magazine.
Calling us a "Dream Town," this popular upscale magazine gives us a glowing review!
A useful brochure full of photos and information about our town and region.
Learn about the boating facilities offered by our town.
A beautiful article from the December 2011 issue of Our State Magazine.