Weekend at a Glance                    
            Friday - Sunday, Oct 15 - Oct 17, 2021

We understand that this may not be a time for travel but keep us in mind -  as we focus on what we can do to enjoy Edenton and Chowan County! The latest changes as of May 14th are linked below. 

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  Welcome to Edenton, we are glad you are here with us this weekend! 

This weekend you can... check out our trolley tours, hit the streets on our walking tour, catch a breeze on the tour boat, visit the Farmers Market, or watch a movie in our local theater for some family fun!

Dine, play, and stay!   

Friday - Saturday,  October 15 - 16,  2021

Historic Edenton Ghost Walk

Friends of Historic Edenton State Historic Site will host the Ghost Walk on both evenings and have family friendly events taking place on the Courthouse Green!

Historic Edenton State Historic Site 

108 N Broad Street

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Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16, 2021

Open Studio Weekend at Sound Shore Pottery

Visit a working pottery studio located on the banks of the Albemarle Sound. Relax while taking in a panoramic view of the Albemarle while watching the potter work and discuss the ceramic process. Browse the gallery with over 500 pots on display for sale. Ask questions about the process or any of the pots. Enjoy this highly personal experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation of one of the signature fine American crafts of North Carolina.

1222 Sound Shore Drive, Edenton, NC

10 AM - 5 PM





Taylor Theater 

Playing nightly with weekend matinees!  

We are so excited to have our movie theater open and featuring first-run movies. Our theater is now open at 100% capacity. Come view the latest movie selections- a perfect way to breakaway for some AC time in the heat of the day!

Click here to Explore the Possibilities

This time of year is the perfect time to visit and take advantage of whatever type of weather comes our way.  Showers help our beautiful gardens grow; shopping with new additions to our downtown features; art at the Chowan Arts Council and some other offers on East King and South Oakum; guided tours - walking and trolley; self-guided museum trail and your favorite dining spot is excited to see you. 

Begin your visit at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center and proceed from there with whatever mode of explorations you have in mind - most of all Enjoy!

505  S Broad Street
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Newly Launched in June 2021

African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina Celebrates June Launch - Come Explore! 


Visitors to the tour can experience the lesser-known histories of popular tourism destinations that are now being given a new platform to enjoy both in-person and online. From the ornate craftsmanship of the historic Black neighborhood of East Gale Street in Edenton to the Colored Union Soldiers Monument in Hertford, one of the few such statues in the nation, to the Dismal Swamp Canal, hand dug by enslaved labor over 12 back breaking years in the late 1700s, the impact of the African American legacy in this part of the state is evidenced at every turn. The Pasquotank River flows through Elizabeth City and once was a gateway to freedom for enslaved peoples as part of what we now know as the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, as was nearby Roanoke Island in Dare County as home to one of the first Freedman’s Colonies in the South during the American Civil War. The Benjamin Bowser Gravesite in Currituck County pays fitting tribute to one of the leaders of the all-Black Pea Island Lifesaving Station crew, the only such pre- U.S. Coast Guard base in the nation. Experience the Trail:  https://ncblackheritagetour.com/experience-the-trail/ 


No Fee




Dining Features 


Food sampling above: The Table at the Inner Banks Inn

Stop by before or after your Shopping and Touring Excursions to dine inside, outside or pick up your take-out order. Warmer weather seems to be finding us making it great to enjoy your delicious meal even at the park.  The links below will lead you to the various restaurants and their cuisine for your dining pleasure:

Edenton Bay Trading Co also hosts Vinyl Night on Saturday evenings and Sangria Saturdays inside and on the patio when weather permits!

 Explore the Possibilities

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Edenton Farmers Market 

Summer is approaching quickly- come grab some homemade treats to start this warm weather off right! Wednesday Markets 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Saturday 8 AM - 12 PM.

Edenton Farmers Market

200 North Broad Street
8 - 12 noon        
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Walking Weather is HERE - This weekend will make for the perfect time to complete your Edenton check list.  Self-guided Museum Trail Walking Tour; Board the Trolley; Kayaking; Check out the Historic Buildings or  Take a Guided Walking Tour - A great way to get out and about with Social Distancing and learn more about our significant historic contributions...


Begin your Self-guided Museum Trail Tour at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 S Broad St -
they are open to visitors and residents.  Inside you will find a wonderful gift shop that also features online purchases in case you return home and wish you had picked up the perfect gift. Sit a while on the porch- the view and breeze are both amazing.

Trolley Tours:

Monday - Saturday 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 

Sunday 11:30 am, 1:00 pm (Seasonal May - October) 

Tickets are purchased inside the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center


Penelope Barker House Welcome Center       

- Open 10 am - 5 pm daily 
 - Fantastic gift shop, history displays, and trolley reservations inside.  Tour with Masks and Social Distancing



Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

  - The Visitor Center is open following COVID Criteria 9 am - 5 pm Tues - Sat; Guided Tours Walking Tours are available 10 am and 2 pm/ 252-482-2637 

Walking Tour Costs:    $5 adults/$3 children - Tues - Sat

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center
open year round, Tuesday-Saturday  9 am – 5 pm. Closed State Holidays - Good Friday and open on Saturday.
Scheduled Guided Tours offered with reservation - see below the types.
For group reservations, rental inquiries & educational programming, please call.
We accept cash or check ONLY

 All Sites Tour, inclusive of:
Iredell House and dependencies
1767 Chowan County Courthouse
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse
St. Paul's Episcopal Church & historical cemetery
COST: $5.00 per adult, $2.50 per child (ages 3-15)

 Individual Site Tours
Iredell House and dependencies
1767 Chowan County Courthouse
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse
St. Paul's Episcopal Church & historical cemetery
COST: $2.50 per adult, $1.50 per child (ages 3-15); per Site

Additional Tours
Cupola House Tour (10 am – 4 pm) by reservation
COST: $5.00 per adult, $2.50 per child

Harriet Jacobs Tour
COST: $2.50 per adult, $1.50 per child
            Fridays & Saturdays  -  Year round by reservation.

1758 Cupola House Tours Sunday noon - 3 pm beginning the end of March 
otton Mill Museum Tours Saturday 11 - 2 pm/Sunday 12 - 3 pm year round

Edenton Town Harbor Office is Open to the public 
                  Free Two Day Boat Slip - Kayak Rentals

Sail or Cruise into the South’s Prettiest Small Town. Breakwater, boat slips with electric hookup, and restroom and shower facility. Enjoy the 2-night complimentary stay.
Wi-Fi available at the park.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards at the harbor daily. 
Paddle our Creeks  and Ponds throughout our town and County: 
Paddling Trails

One person in kayak per hour: $5
Two people in kayak per hour: $7
Per hour: $10
All Day (one person in canoe): $35
All Day (two people in canoe): $45
Kayak or Canoe: $20

Must be returned by 10 am if not returned by 10 am a charge of $10 per hour will be applied.

Sailors and Cruisers — check out the Albemarle Loop Features for getting off the ICW and enjoying the Inner Banks Harbor Towns for planning purposes.

Edenton Harbor Park Assistant available 8 am - 5 pm

252-482-2832 or 252-337-4488



Edenton National Fish Hatchery - US Fish and Wildlife 

The Aquarium is currently closed but the trails are open for exploring nature at its finest for all ages.  Chowan County has many trails along our creeks that can be found for outdoor recreation and fishing.  May find some white perch, yellow perch, large mouth bass or who knows but fun to try 7 am - 3 pm.
Fishing the Sound, River and Creeks is another great way to enjoy all Weekends.  Also part of the Charles Kuralt Trail.

 Sonia Mumford
Edenton National Fish Hatchery
1104 W Queen Street 
Sonia Mumford 
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The Links at Mulberry Hill

Waterfront Course

18-hole, semi-private golf course located along the beautiful Albemarle Sound. Open daily. Driving range on-site. Snack bar and pro shop open 8am-6:30pm/daylight savings time 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cart rental available. Pool is open for summer enjoyment and the Tennis Courts are ready.  


Golf weather is officially upon us! 

Linda Parrish

Sound Shore Drive
Linda Parrish