Edenton is real!

The little town that 300 years ago served as the Colonial Capitol of the newly defined territory of North Carolina invites you to help celebrate a rare anniversary in American history – 300 years of continuous existence.  And the old girl has weathered time well, as Forbes.com noted when they declared Edenton “one of America’s Prettiest Towns”.

Everyone’s first stop while visiting Edenton should be at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, home of the courageous Penelope Barker, the organizer of the first (1774) political action by women in western cultures.  Situated at the base of South Broad Street alongside Edenton Bay, the house serves as Edenton’s Living Room.  Or take a Trolley tour and see the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, the oldest in use courthouse in America and the Cupola House, among others.  The Courthouse stands today where it was plotted to stand in 1712. In Edenton, you will be seeing originals, not reproductions.

Barker House & LighthouseThe Penelope Barker House Welcome Center (pictured right) and Roanoke River Lighthouse (pictured left) are open to the public seven days each week from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information contact us at (252) 482-7800 or info@ehcnc.org.

Easter Market Poster

Celebrating 300 years…

22. Bay View Hotel on East King

Bay View Hotel on East King

Have you ever seen a photo of the Norfolk & Southern train ferry? Or heard of “Black Cat Alley”? Wondered what the Hinton Hotel on E. King Street looked like in the early 1900’s, when it was the Bayview Hotel? Here’s your opportunity. Feel free to share this link with your friends and if you have a story to tell about any of these photos, e-mail us at info@ehcnc.org.  Go HERE for more pictures and information!


Visit these sites for more pictures:

Governor’s Day, 2013

Photos taken by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resource’s photographer

Pictures from the state’s photographer

Images on the Chowan County Tourism Development Authority website.

Also, be sure to visit Edenton’s 300th Anniversary Facebook Page for more pictures and information.

Pictures of Edenton

Edenton is, indeed, a photographer’s playground.  There are so many “aha” moments just waiting for you to capture!  Click here to see just a few of those, and feel free to send us your best shots!

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