Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

The Penelope Barker House, Edenton & Chowan County’s Welcome Center – Admission is FREE

Barker House NewThe Penelope Barker House is the home of the Edenton Historical Commission, the Historic Edenton Trolley Tour, and the Barker House Shop. As the Welcome Center, we also serve as the first point-of-contact for visitors to Edenton. Learn about Edenton’s history and keep up on events and activities at the Penelope Barker House by “liking” us on Facebook and by following @barkerhouseedenton on Instagram.

Spring-Autumn Hours of Operation: April 1, 2024-Early December 2024

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Closed on Tuesday

Winter Hours of Operation: December 24, 2023-April 1, 2024

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Closed on Sunday and Tuesday

Please note that hours of operation are subject to change. Emergency closures and other schedule adjustments are announced via Facebook and Instagram.

Please note that as the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center is a historic home, service animals are welcome but no pets, please.

Click here to learn about the history of the Penelope Barker House, Thomas and Penelope Barker, and the Edenton Tea Party.