Hello, and welcome to Edenton, North Carolina. The South’s Prettiest Small Town. We hope you enjoy your stay!
The primary purpose of this website is to be an informational and educational resource for visitors to and residents of the town of Edenton, NC.
Pilgrimage is here!
Guests tour 12-15 of Edenton’s finest private homes, all at least 100 years old, hosted by docents in period costume. This event has been a North Carolina tradition since 1949, presented biennially. Horse-drawn carriage rides, concerts, lectures, exhibits, special meals, and much more will be a part of the festivities. The public historic sites are open with special events at no charge. In addition, the 2013 Pilgrimage will feature a vintage quilt show in the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse for an additional charge.
Date: April 19th and 20th
Fee: $25 in advance/$30 day of
Phone: 252-482-3400 / 1-800-775-0111
If you are planning a trip to Edenton, visit our Getting Here page. Likewise if you need a place to stay, be sure to check out the local Inns at the Edenton Bed and Breakfast page. You can find things to do and learn more about Edenton recreation on our Edenton info page.
If you are interested in having a home here, or just curious about Edenton Real-Estate, be sure to click over to our Edenton real estate webpage.
The history of Edenton is often what people enjoy learning more about and you can find out a lot by reading some good books about Edenton or by visiting the visitors center on Broad Street downtown. The Barker House also has some books and historical info on the town.
The Cupola house is just one of the many unique and beautifully preserved homes in Edenton. It was built in 1758 for Francis Corbin, a land administrator for Lord Granville’s land district in North Carolina. In 1918 the Cupola House Association was formed to protect this historical landmark. The interior of the home was restored and furnished in 1967 as a museum of the pre-Revolutionary period.
Edenton features an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century buildings. The Chowan County Courthouse ca 1767 has been characterized as “The finest example of Georgian architecture in the South” and is just another of the many National Historic Landmarks in Edenton.
If you are a visitor and would like more information, please use our visitors request form and we will send you some more information about Edenton and answer what questions we can. Be sure to request a FREE Edenton Visitors Guide!
We hope you enjoy and come back often!