Historic Edenton State Historic Site

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Historic Edenton State Historic Site offers a wide range of tours of the historic district of Edenton, N.C. including the James Iredell House, the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, the Cupola House, and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse.
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Come celebrate summer with us at our upcoming event celebrating National Lighthouse Day on August 7th!! We will have fun...
06/19/2021

Come celebrate summer with us at our upcoming event celebrating National Lighthouse Day on August 7th!! We will have fun-filled activities at Colonial Waterfront Park and FREE tours of our 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse. Follow us on social media to get more information on our activities for National Lighthouse Day!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #NationalLighthouseDay #JamesIredellHouse #1767ChowanCountyCourthouse

Come celebrate summer with us at our upcoming event celebrating National Lighthouse Day on August 7th!! We will have fun-filled activities at Colonial Waterfront Park and FREE tours of our 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse. Follow us on social media to get more information on our activities for National Lighthouse Day!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #NationalLighthouseDay #JamesIredellHouse #1767ChowanCountyCourthouse

As many of you may know, the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse is still a working courthouse, and unfortunately it is closed...
06/15/2021

As many of you may know, the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse is still a working courthouse, and unfortunately it is closed to the public this coming Thursday, June 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our other sites will be open and available for tours, so come by the Historic Edenton Visitor Center for more information!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #HistoricEdenton #1767ChowanCountyCourthouse #JamesIredellHouse #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse

As many of you may know, the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse is still a working courthouse, and unfortunately it is closed to the public this coming Thursday, June 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our other sites will be open and available for tours, so come by the Historic Edenton Visitor Center for more information!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #HistoricEdenton #1767ChowanCountyCourthouse #JamesIredellHouse #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did this weekend at our Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Thanks to everyone who at...
05/11/2021

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did this weekend at our Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Thanks to everyone who attended - we hope to see you again!!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #NCHistory #HistoricNC #HistoricCraftsandTradesDay #LivingHistory

Happy #NationalTourismDay!! Tomorrow is our celebration of #NationalTravelandTourismWeek with Historic Crafts and Trades...
05/07/2021

Happy #NationalTourismDay!! Tomorrow is our celebration of #NationalTravelandTourismWeek with Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Come to the James Iredell House and experience late 18th-early 19th century crafts and trades such as blacksmithing, cooking, and medicine. The 1800-1827 James Iredell House and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse will be offering tours every 30 minutes beginning at 10am and are free of charge! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #HistoricCraftsandTradesDay #JamesIredellHouse #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #HistoricNC #NCHistory #Blacksmith #Woodworker #HistoricCooking #HistoricMedicine

Happy #NationalTourismDay!! Tomorrow is our celebration of #NationalTravelandTourismWeek with Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Come to the James Iredell House and experience late 18th-early 19th century crafts and trades such as blacksmithing, cooking, and medicine. The 1800-1827 James Iredell House and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse will be offering tours every 30 minutes beginning at 10am and are free of charge! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #HistoricCraftsandTradesDay #JamesIredellHouse #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #HistoricNC #NCHistory #Blacksmith #Woodworker #HistoricCooking #HistoricMedicine

Our 1767 Chowan County Courthouse will not be open for tours this Friday and Saturday May 7th & 8th, but will be back op...
05/05/2021

Our 1767 Chowan County Courthouse will not be open for tours this Friday and Saturday May 7th & 8th, but will be back open for tours as usual beginning Tuesday, May 11th. However, we have our Historic Crafts and Trades Day this Saturday, May 8th, from 10am-2pm that is free and open to the public! We will also have free tours of the first floor of the James Iredell House and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. We look forward to seeing you there!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #NCHistory #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #JamesIredellHouse #HistoricCraftsandTradesDay #HistoricNC #NationalTravelandTourismWeek

Our 1767 Chowan County Courthouse will not be open for tours this Friday and Saturday May 7th & 8th, but will be back open for tours as usual beginning Tuesday, May 11th. However, we have our Historic Crafts and Trades Day this Saturday, May 8th, from 10am-2pm that is free and open to the public! We will also have free tours of the first floor of the James Iredell House and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. We look forward to seeing you there!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #NCHistory #1886RoanokeRiverLighthouse #JamesIredellHouse #HistoricCraftsandTradesDay #HistoricNC #NationalTravelandTourismWeek

Timeline Photos
05/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Next Saturday...... and the weather forcast look great !
05/04/2021

Next Saturday...... and the weather forcast look great !

We are excited to announce our upcoming event: Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will be hosted on the grounds of the James Iredell House. Explore our outbuildings and experience demonstrations of various historical crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about some of the attending crafts and tradespeople!

Did you know that volunteers are pivotal to the success of many historic sites and museums? Our amazing volunteers at Hi...
04/29/2021

Did you know that volunteers are pivotal to the success of many historic sites and museums? Our amazing volunteers at Historic Edenton give all guests and visitors the best welcome possible and excel in customer service - and you can, too! At Historic Edenton, volunteer scheduling is very flexible and tasks range from receptionist to tour guide to event helpers. Don't hesitate to give us a call at 252-482-2637 for more information or to join our great team of hard-working volunteers!
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P.S. Volunteering can give you a wide range of skills and experience - and bonus: it looks great on your resume!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #NCHistory #Volunteer #VolunteersMakeADifference

Did you know that volunteers are pivotal to the success of many historic sites and museums? Our amazing volunteers at Historic Edenton give all guests and visitors the best welcome possible and excel in customer service - and you can, too! At Historic Edenton, volunteer scheduling is very flexible and tasks range from receptionist to tour guide to event helpers. Don't hesitate to give us a call at 252-482-2637 for more information or to join our great team of hard-working volunteers!
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P.S. Volunteering can give you a wide range of skills and experience - and bonus: it looks great on your resume!
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#HistoricEdentonStateHistoricSite #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #NCHistory #Volunteer #VolunteersMakeADifference

04/29/2021

We are excited to announce our upcoming event: Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will be hosted on the grounds of the James Iredell House. Explore our outbuildings and experience demonstrations of various historical crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about some of the attending crafts and tradespeople!

We are so excited to see everyone at our upcoming Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Here is a sneak peek of some of those ...
04/24/2021

We are so excited to see everyone at our upcoming Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Here is a sneak peek of some of those who will be demonstrating and educating visitors on their crafts and trades!

We are excited to announce our upcoming event: Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in cel...
04/17/2021

We are excited to announce our upcoming event: Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will be hosted on the grounds of the James Iredell House. Explore our outbuildings and experience demonstrations of various historical crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about some of the attending crafts and tradespeople!

We are excited to announce our upcoming event: Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will be hosted on the grounds of the James Iredell House. Explore our outbuildings and experience demonstrations of various historical crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about some of the attending crafts and tradespeople!

Our Golden Egg Hunt for the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was a blast! However, if anyone has found a Golden Egg that ...
04/13/2021

Our Golden Egg Hunt for the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was a blast! However, if anyone has found a Golden Egg that they have not redeemed, we will be redeeming tickets for prizes until THIS Saturday, April 17th! Bring your Golden Ticket to the Historic Edenton Visitor Center, located at 108 N Broad St - we are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. If you are unable to redeem your Golden Ticket by April 17th, please give us a call at (252) 482-2637.

We had a great time on Saturday for our Drive-Thru Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! This event would not have been possi...
04/06/2021

We had a great time on Saturday for our Drive-Thru Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! This event would not have been possible without the partnership of Unanimity #7 AF & AM of Edenton, whose members prepared and cooked the to-go breakfasts for this event. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers who helped with this community event: Pam Wagner, Virginia Oconner, Stella Brothers, Jevelle Bunch, Maribel and John Castillo, Flint Harding, & Gail Miller.

We would also like to thank those that came out to support us by buying a breakfast and getting their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. We hope everyone had as great a time as we did!

Our Golden Egg Hunt is officially over! However, if anyone has found a Golden Egg that they have not redeemed, we will b...
04/06/2021

Our Golden Egg Hunt is officially over! However, if anyone has found a Golden Egg that they have not redeemed, we will be redeeming tickets for prizes until Saturday, April 17th! Bring your Golden Ticket to the Historic Edenton Visitor Center, located at 108 N Broad St - we are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. If you are unable to redeem your Golden Ticket by April 17th, please give us a call at (252) 482-2637.

The Easter Bunny had so much fun hiding Golden Eggs in the community and would like to personally thank these individual and business supporters for their prize donations! Your support helped make this Golden Egg Hunt possible: 309 Bistro And Spirits, Lori Avery, The Beautique Salon and Spa, Blount's Mutual Drug, Byrum True Value Hardware, Gifts and Crafts, The Chowan Herald, Christian Book Seller, Edenton Bay Trading Company, Edenton Coffee House Bakery & Cafe, The Gregarious Goose, Mike McIntosh, NorthNo4, Sears Hometown Store, & Beth Taylor.

We've had a record few days of Golden Egg finders! This Golden Egg Hunt has been part of the celebration leading up to o...
04/01/2021

We've had a record few days of Golden Egg finders! This Golden Egg Hunt has been part of the celebration leading up to our special Easter event: Drive-Thru Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This annual community event has been modified for safety and provides a 'to-go' breakfast of pancakes, sausages, orange juice, and a little extra surprise from the Easter Bunny, who will be delivering breakfasts straight to your car!

Each breakfast is just $2!! Don’t forget to bring cash, as unfortunately we cannot accept debit/credit cards. Reservations for this event are not necessary - we will be serving breakfasts on a first-come, first-served, basis from 8am-10am this Saturday, April 3rd.
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Also note: the Historic Edenton Visitor Center will be open to the public, but we will NOT be doing our 10AM scheduled tour this Saturday, April 3rd. However, we WILL have our regularly scheduled tours at 12PM and 2PM.

We've had a record few days of Golden Egg finders! This Golden Egg Hunt has been part of the celebration leading up to our special Easter event: Drive-Thru Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This annual community event has been modified for safety and provides a 'to-go' breakfast of pancakes, sausages, orange juice, and a little extra surprise from the Easter Bunny, who will be delivering breakfasts straight to your car!

Each breakfast is just $2!! Don’t forget to bring cash, as unfortunately we cannot accept debit/credit cards. Reservations for this event are not necessary - we will be serving breakfasts on a first-come, first-served, basis from 8am-10am this Saturday, April 3rd.
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Also note: the Historic Edenton Visitor Center will be open to the public, but we will NOT be doing our 10AM scheduled tour this Saturday, April 3rd. However, we WILL have our regularly scheduled tours at 12PM and 2PM.

The Historic Edenton Visitor Center will be closed to the public on Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. We wi...
04/01/2021

The Historic Edenton Visitor Center will be closed to the public on Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. We will be open Saturday, April 3rd from 9am-5pm, and will have tours of Historic Edenton State Historic Sites at 12PM and 2PM.

The Historic Edenton Visitor Center will be closed to the public on Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. We will be open Saturday, April 3rd from 9am-5pm, and will have tours of Historic Edenton State Historic Sites at 12PM and 2PM.

Congrats to Aubrielle! She deciphered Clue #2, which led her to the Cotton Mill Village baseball field! This clue referr...
04/01/2021

Congrats to Aubrielle! She deciphered Clue #2, which led her to the Cotton Mill Village baseball field! This clue referred to the baseball team formed by men who worked at the Edenton Cotton Mill in the early 1900s. This baseball team was called the “Spinners”, and each player had “ECM Spinners” embroidered on their uniforms.

If you have found a Golden Egg, please stop by the Historic Edenton Visitor Center located at 108 N Broad St. or call us at (252) 482-2637 - we are open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.

Photo courtesy of http://millvillagemuseum.org/history/

Women's History Month Clue #2 has been deciphered! Amy's prize was a gift certificate generously donated by Edenton Bay ...
03/31/2021

Women's History Month Clue #2 has been deciphered! Amy's prize was a gift certificate generously donated by Edenton Bay Trading Company!

This clue celebrates Ann Durant, who was the first woman to act in the capacity of an attorney in North Carolina! In her first case on May 25th, 1673, she represented a man who had not been paid wages for his work on a ship. Ann and her husband, George, moved to the peninsula now known as "Durant's Neck" in 1661. It was at Durant’s Neck, on their settlement, that the first public structures in North Carolina, such as stocks and pillories, were built. Prisoners were also sometimes held at the Durant’s settlement. Being an attorney wasn’t her only responsibility, however: in George’s frequent absence, she ran their household and provided accommodations for officials attending meetings for the Assembly and Council often held at their residence.
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Thanks so much to everyone that has participated in our special #WomensHistoryMonth clues for our Golden Egg Hunt. It was our intention to shed some light on a few women that are special to the local area. Of course, there are so many more local women that have made an impact that were not celebrated in these clues. We hope that this month, you all have learned what an impact one single woman can have locally, nationally, and even internationally.

#historicedentonstatehistoricsite #womanpower #edentonnc

Women's History Month Clue #2 has been deciphered! Amy's prize was a gift certificate generously donated by Edenton Bay Trading Company!

This clue celebrates Ann Durant, who was the first woman to act in the capacity of an attorney in North Carolina! In her first case on May 25th, 1673, she represented a man who had not been paid wages for his work on a ship. Ann and her husband, George, moved to the peninsula now known as "Durant's Neck" in 1661. It was at Durant’s Neck, on their settlement, that the first public structures in North Carolina, such as stocks and pillories, were built. Prisoners were also sometimes held at the Durant’s settlement. Being an attorney wasn’t her only responsibility, however: in George’s frequent absence, she ran their household and provided accommodations for officials attending meetings for the Assembly and Council often held at their residence.
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Thanks so much to everyone that has participated in our special #WomensHistoryMonth clues for our Golden Egg Hunt. It was our intention to shed some light on a few women that are special to the local area. Of course, there are so many more local women that have made an impact that were not celebrated in these clues. We hope that this month, you all have learned what an impact one single woman can have locally, nationally, and even internationally.

#historicedentonstatehistoricsite #womanpower #edentonnc

We've had a busy day of Golden Egg finders - congrats to Ivory! She found a Golden Egg and her prize was a gift card gen...
03/31/2021

We've had a busy day of Golden Egg finders - congrats to Ivory! She found a Golden Egg and her prize was a gift card generously donated by NorthNo4!
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If you find a Golden Egg, bring your Golden Ticket to the Historic Edenton Visitor Center to redeem it for a prize - we still have eggs hidden out there! We are located at 108 N Broad St and open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.

Many thanks to our supporters who have helped make this community egg hunt possible!!

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108 N Broad St
Edenton, NC
27932

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

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(252) 482-2637

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There are lots of eggs still out hiden. So here are three clues for three eggs. 1. Here I sit among daffodils in bloom, gifting this site from pending doom. I see you come; I see you go. This place is very well known. 2. I sit at this place; where the "Cotton Mill Kids" first thought of me, during their 2005 homecoming. 3. Here in Hertford, I sit for all to see. Where you once bought gasoline. I look across at this hardware store, the road behind me is just a bit bumpy.
Next Golden egg clue. She's always in the paper dishing up culinary delight, the Inn she has is such a beautiful sight. Next to it, I stand weathered, boarded and alone. Thier you will find it sitting at the door.
I am looking into a trip to Edenton, NC with my mother. Her mother lived there, as well as six generations back. Is there a genealogical center and/or a cemetery list of headstones that goes back generations? My grandmother was a Swain. Our Quaker ancestors came down from Nantucket Island and settled the Edenton/Hertford area. My mother met my father in Norfolk, and left the area to marry him in Wisconsin, and rarely got back to visit. I am the family history buff in the family, and now live closer in Charleston, SC.
I was given a book called A New Voyage to Carolina from the collection of a deceased friend. It was published in England in 1709 and I have a Readex Microprint version publishe in 1966. I am not able to enjoy it as the old English printing is too difficult for my eyes. If anyone is interested in this book I would be willing to gift it to a historical group or individual. Please private message me if interested.
Young boy learns to roll a barrel ring during Edenton Christmas tour at the Iredell House. The Iredell schoolhouse teacher explains aptly explains how and even a very nice rolling demonstration.
7 December sunset
I climbed it on National Lighthouse Day. I love that little lighthouse.
https://janicecolehopkins.blogspot.com/2017/12/national-cookie-day-december-4th-is.html The history of the cookie for National Cookie Day - - -
My family lived in Edenton for many years. We used to eat at "Mrs. Boswell's restaurant on Sundays! We LOVED her infamous German chocolate pie. (The one with the meringue crust!) We used to order an entire pie on our later visits to Edenton after we moved and would sit in the parking lot and each of us would eat the entire pie. I would LOVE to get this recipe if anyone has it!??? PLEASE!
The walking tour