Edenton Tea Party 250th Anniversary


On October 25, 1774, an event of international importance occurred in Edenton, North Carolina, when 51 women penned their names to a resolution against the British Empire, forming one of the earliest-known political actions written and organized by women in America.

Click here for an overview of the Edenton Tea Party.

Beginning in October 2023, the Edenton Historical Commission will host a year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of this groundbreaking moment.

Upcoming Events

Edenton Tea Party Trolley Tour-Sold Out

Featuring Costumed Interpreters as the Signers of the Resolves and a Reception at a Private Home Associated with a Signer

$25.00 Plus Tax Per Person | 2:30-5:00 PM | Leaves from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are limited and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets cannot be transferred to different Tour dates.

Past Events

Edenton Tea Party 250th Kickoff Celebration

Featuring Dr. R. Scott Stephenson of the Museum of the American Revolution

October 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Historic St. Paul’s Church

Garden of Eden Club Luncheon: A Colonial Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Edenton Tea Party

Featuring Demonstrations by Rachel Fortune and Michael Brown of Tildy Floral Designs, New Bern

“Centuries of Famous Women” Community Christmas Trees

December 1-31, 2023

Cupola House Gardens

Annual Christmas Parade: “A Colonial Christmas”

December 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Downtown Edenton

“Penny University” Speaker Series at the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library

Mondays at 5:30 PM | February 5, 2024-March 4, 2024 | Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Opening: “Women for Women: The Power of Collaboration” by Blair Tyler Peters

Friday, March 1, 2024 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Chowan Arts Council | Free and Open to the Public